First let me say I am not slamming sierra mk's (I hunt with them also). I just wanted everyone to know the new ammuntion the opposers have in the battle.
I got my Sierra news letter today, and in the "Questions From You" section, this letter was written:
I am starting some new reloading with a new 308 that I had built. I have purchased a 3rd gen. Scope from Springfield. It is pre-calibrated for the 308 with a 168 match bullet at 2550 fps. I plan to hunt deer with this gun at long range. So here's the question, can I hunt with Yall's match bullet? I did this one time with another company's match bullet and wounded a deer and I still feel bad about itso would you please give me some info on this question?
The short answer is NO. The real answer is still no but I suggest you use our 165 grain Spitzer Boattail bullet #2145. This bullet is very close to the same shape as the 168 MatchKing so it will follow the scope well and does perform very well in hunting situations. I'm sorry you lost you deer and there is nothing I can do to soothe your conscience but we can avoid this in the future and you have taken the first step. Congratulations and welcome to the world of responsible hunting.
Is this the same Rich you mention in other e-mails. For our sake I hope not! This is pretty powerful for the doubters, who will most likely use this against us.
Learn from others mistakes, you won't live long enough to make them all yourself