Re: opinions on sirra matchking bullets-likes/dislikes
I shoot a lot of the Sierra bullets too. Never had a problem with them and there's plenty to go around. I have a lot of bullet boxes stacked in the reloading racks at my house and the vast majority are Sierra.
I've shot hundreds of critters with the MatchKings as well as the GameKings and haven't been disappointed yet.
I believe the problem comes from expecting too much from a bullet.
I believe the shot scenario is a self contained event/unit that dictates where and how the bullet should be used. You can push a bullet fast, too fast, for a close up shot into bone, but move the point of impact to the brain or broadside chest and it's a good application. The shooter can cause nearly any bullet to fail (? nebulous term) by not considering the effects on the bullet. In other words, don't shoot light jacketed bullets at hyper-velocity into bone at short range, this is a poor setup and it's NOT the bullet's fault the shot senario failed. Likewise, don't shoot dangerous game solids into doublelung chests and expect great results. Someone needs to evaluate the scenario and place the bullet that's in the chamber into the animal in the correct location for the situation (distance, bullet design, velocity and body structure).
I like Sierra bullets, they're accurate, plentiful and they have good tech support.
[ 07-30-2001: Message edited by: Dave King ]