Re: New .338 Cal. Bullets Coming
The Sierra MK's have been of such poor quality control most of the knowledgeable shooters, the guys who really know how to handload at our club, are abandoning Sierra products in droves. Most are shooting custom bullets, or A-maxes, some are having good success with Nosler. Sierra has poor control of their ogive to base dimensions, and at least 10 percent of the bullet tips are completely screwed up. It seems to me if you like shooting more than sorting and culling bullets, common sense would dictate shooting a different brand.
Like Crow Mag I dream of heavier match bullets with aggressive ogives and polymer tips. Superhigh ballistic coefficients and properly tapered jackets is what cultural long-range shooters really need.
A buddy of mind was using his chronograph to test some new Sierra .223 bullets a few weeks ago, and his velocity is were varying over 1400 fps. We started weighing random bullets and discovered that many of the bullets in this box of 500 had no lead cores inserted in the jackets. For those of you who would like to claim that Sierra has any control much less quality control, please save your breath. Many shooters who live in Missouri have had a natural loyalty to Sierra, because they are a Missouri Company. The fact remains their products lag behind many competitors in both technology and quality assurance.
Sierra has made a strategic choice to serve the high-power community, one can only hope that someday they will see the market potential of a true long-range hunting bullet.