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7mm Sierra GameKing bullets

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Unread 02-25-2006, 06:01 PM
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Re: 7mm Sierra GameKing bullets

I've used the Sierra bullets in the past for load development and target shooting, always had fine accuracy regardless of caliber and weight. For Hunting I have always used Nosler.
I buy a lot of Nosler seconds now and they are all I use.
The Accubonds are great hunting and target bullets.
I would try some of the 160 gr AB's. I use this bullet in my 280AI and accuracy is in the .2's at 100 yds.


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Unread 02-26-2006, 02:45 PM
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Re: 7mm Sierra GameKing bullets

160g SBT
.455 @ 2800 fps and above
.470 between 2800 and 2300 fps
.472 between 2300 and 1600 fps
.460 @ 1600 fps and below

If what I'm reading here is correct, the slower, to a point, the velocity the greater the ballistic coefficent.

If that is true, then an article I read in P.O. Ackley's mannual makes more sense. The author did a lot of bullet wounding for the army and found that lower verocity tended to increase penetration. That about what your saying here?

160g HPBT
.384 @ 2800 fps and above
.394 between 2800 and 1800 fps
.404 @ 1800 fps and below

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Hmm, looks that way. This data is from Sierras website.
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Unread 02-28-2006, 09:09 AM
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Re: 7mm Sierra GameKing bullets

Sierra Gamekings work a lot like Nosler BT. Don't hit bone at close range. Very accurate and perform OK if velocity has bled off. Personally, I'd sell them or shoot them up on paper & rocks. Try the Accubonds 160.

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