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Used Sierra H.P.B.T. Gameking ??

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Unread 03-04-2007, 10:34 PM
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Used Sierra H.P.B.T. Gameking ??

I have shot a lot of the Sierra H.P.B.T. Gameking bullets but not hunted with them. Sierra says they are much tougher than their regular Gameking line.....but....

Have any of you whacked any game with this bullet. It's pretty accurate in the rifles I have shot them in, but that's about all I know about them. Will be using the 140 gr. in one of my 270 Winchesters at 2900 fps.


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    Unread 03-04-2007, 11:51 PM
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    Re: Used Sierra H.P.B.T. Gameking ??


    If you are referring to the "Matchking" bullets, there is a S%*# load of info. here. Just do a search for "Matchking" and I'm sure what ever it is you are looking for, you will find.

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    Unread 03-05-2007, 12:17 AM
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    Re: Used Sierra H.P.B.T. Gameking ??

    Have used the 6mm 85 gr HPBT on both varmints, deer & antelope. Sierra tells that the bullet was originally designed for deer, etc. Works very well. Not sure about other calibers. Ask Sierra.
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    Unread 03-05-2007, 12:26 AM
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    Re: Used Sierra H.P.B.T. Gameking ??

    I have shot more than a dozen whitetails with the Sierra .308 165 HPBT's from a .308 Winchester. I haven't lost a deer, or had one go very far. I have never recovered a bullet since they invariably go through, leaving a substantial exit wound. Personally I prefer a stouter bullet for elk, but in fairness, I have never given these a try for anything bigger than whitetail.

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    Unread 03-05-2007, 11:13 AM
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    Re: Used Sierra H.P.B.T. Gameking ??

    Yes the HPBT Gamekings (not Matchkings) are indeed a tougher bullet according to Sierra.
    "Weatherby was too long so I nicknamed it "Bee""
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    Unread 03-05-2007, 02:56 PM
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    Re: Used Sierra H.P.B.T. Gameking ??

    I have used the .308 180grain SGK (Game King) MV 2775 on elk, whitetail, and hogs with good success. Shortest shot was 25-30 yards and the longest one was 400+ yards.
    On steel I would group in 2" range for 3 shots @ 400 yards.
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    Unread 03-05-2007, 04:48 PM
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    Re: Used Sierra H.P.B.T. Gameking ??

    I use the 165 gr SGKHP in my .30-06. They shoot fantastic! I have shot coyotes and deer with them. The bullet disembowled the yote. All of the deer I have shot were bang/flops. I have been thoroughly impressed with their game and target performance.

    I loaded them up in my 300 WM to use for hunting, but I have not had the opportunity to shoot anything with them. I plan on going hog hunting some more in the near future. I could use them instead of Bergers or SMKs I guess to see how they work. I am getting 3220 fps with them and 1/2 MOA groups to 300 yards in my tests. Best of luck!
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