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Sierra Match Kings for Hunting

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Old 02-21-2003, 03:48 PM
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Re: Sierra Match Kings for Hunting

Ditto what Ian said on the Varget and 168/175 gr bullets...
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Old 02-21-2003, 05:00 PM
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Re: Sierra Match Kings for Hunting

41.5 - 42.5 IMR or H4895 and 43 - 44 IMR or Accurate 4064 with Federal Gold Medal Match or LC-81 cases and F210M's works great with 168 MK's in my VSSF. In lighter, commercial R-P/W-W/Fed cases, you might get away with a grain or so more powder. You should be able to get the 168's close to 2800 FPS in your VS's 26" barrel.

For whatever reason, that rifle never has taken a liking to the 155 Palmas, and haven't had a chance to really work the 175's over yet. Its absolute best group came with standard old Speer 150 Spitzers.

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Old 02-21-2003, 05:13 PM
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Re: Sierra Match Kings for Hunting

I am also curious about using match bullets for deer. I am using a 300 ultra mag and would be interested in using A-max bullets. I have found the A-max to be fairly reliable on small game, coyote and chuck, out of my 22-250 (good penetration/wound channel).

Which weight would you suggest? I would appreciate any information you may provide regarding load information as well.

Thank you.
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Old 02-21-2003, 05:47 PM
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Re: Sierra Match Kings for Hunting

I have successfully used both the Match King and the A-max in a couple of 7 mm's with muzzle velocities around 3200 to 3400 fps. Both bullets killed the deer very dead. Just be aware that the jacket on the A-max is about 2/3 the thickness of that of the MK.

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Old 02-22-2003, 06:44 AM
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Re: Sierra Match Kings for Hunting

Thanks for the info. I decided to try Varget and 168 gr Sierra Match kings. I will also try some Hornady 155 gr A-max. I try and get as much information as I can before I go to the reloading bench, I owe it to the deer I hunt and to myself.........Just trying to be a responsible hunter, guess thats what I was thinking.
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