Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics


.243" 85g Sierra HPBT Gameking

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 09-04-2003, 10:58 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Hermiston, Oregon
Posts: 2,026
.243" 85g Sierra HPBT Gameking

I got a box of these to experiment a little bit. See how they are for accuracy and performance out to 500 yards anywyas. I also picked up some H-4831. Does anyone have any load data or good loads that they would like to share with those particular ingredients? I read in the Sierra book where this 85g Sierra should shoot as accurately as there 70g matchking. The BC is not very high though, I'm worried about accuracy at longer range past 300 yards? If it gives good accuracy and dramatics at 500-600 yards, I will use it for squirrels on up to mule deer. Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 09-05-2003, 07:32 PM
    Silver Member
    Join Date: Mar 2003
    Location: Schofield, WI.
    Posts: 323
    Re: .243" 85g Sierra HPBT Gameking

    06, I tried that bullet in my 6mmRem. about 14yrs. ago, and every group(20)I shot was 3/4moa from 100 and 200yds., that was with IMR4350 and a 6-18 Simmons scope, Now, that same 6mm shoots 75gr Sierras with H4895, Burris scope and HS stock, 3/8-5/8moa out to 200yds. That 85gr is a consistant bullet, you should be able to keep it under 4" at 500, Jay
    Reply With Quote

    Unread 09-05-2003, 08:33 PM
    Gold Member
    Join Date: May 2001
    Location: Urich, MO
    Posts: 838
    Re: .243" 85g Sierra HPBT Gameking

    Like I said in the other thread, they are a good bullet. Never used 4831 but had great results with 4350 and Varget. 3/4 to 1/2 in a factory Remmy, sub 1/4 in the Ackley I built for my wife.
    Chris Matthews
    Reply With Quote
    Unread 09-05-2003, 08:53 PM
    Posts: n/a
    Re: .243" 85g Sierra HPBT Gameking

    Like Chris said above, it is a consistent bullet. I have worked up loads in the past with H4350 and Varget, but 4831 is a little too slow for the 85 grainer...
    Reply With Quote


    Thread Tools
    Display Modes

    Similar Threads for: .243" 85g Sierra HPBT Gameking
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    170 Sierra GameKing 270 cal. 140Gr.HPBT for sale .I'm asking $35 shipped. hotdog Reloading Equipment and Components 6 06-27-2010 04:35 PM
    180 Sierra 25 cal. 90Gr.HPBT and 170 270 cal. 140Gr. HPBT hotdog Reloading Equipment and Components 4 06-17-2010 12:36 PM
    270 win sierra gameking for elk? otis348 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 3 08-09-2009 12:48 AM
    7mm 175 sierra gameking 270bdl Long Range Hunting & Shooting 1 04-28-2006 08:36 AM
    7MM 160 HPBT Sierra GameKing dakor Long Range Hunting & Shooting 10 03-24-2004 12:54 AM

    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:05 AM.

    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC