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SMK 6.5's ????

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Unread 01-28-2004, 04:07 PM
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SMK 6.5\'s ????

Why does Sierra make their 6.5 Matchking bullet in a 140gr and a 142gr weight?

What would be the intended applications? [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img]

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Unread 01-28-2004, 06:24 PM
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Re: SMK 6.5\'s ????

When i had the guy at sierra on the phone i asked him about that it didint make sense to me either. He said that the 140 smk was for older guns that didnt have 8 or 8.5 twist, and it was designed to stabilise in those guns. I think he mentioned match shooters shooting the Swede Mausers. ebb
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Unread 01-28-2004, 08:13 PM
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Re: SMK 6.5\'s ????

makes sense to me.the 140g cant compare to 142 though,my-2-dave
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Unread 01-29-2004, 06:08 AM
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Re: SMK 6.5\'s ????

Actually, it is a little easier to get the 140 mag length for a short action than the 142s.
Same reason they make a 77 and 80gr for the 223.
Chris Matthews
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Unread 01-29-2004, 08:57 AM
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Re: SMK 6.5\'s ????

The 9 twist 6.5 WSM my Dad has shoots the 140 SMK and the 140 A-Max better than the 142 SMK FWIW.

The 140 A-Max and 142 SMK are the same length I believe.
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Unread 01-29-2004, 10:02 AM
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Re: SMK 6.5\'s ????

OK, this may be dumb, but I gotta ask: For some reason, I seem to recall that there was an issue regarding Sierra having a contract w/ a large customer (Swedish nat'l gov't rings a bell) that involved some proprietary rights to the bullet design for one or the other of the 140/142gr 6.5mm MatchKing, hence the creation of the other one to provide something for the domestic USA market. Eventually that contract lapsed/expired, and now both are on the market here. For some darn reason I remember reading that in a gun mag years ago (like 10-15) but btwn the source, and my memory, it could be completely B.S.


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