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How do all of the Match bullets compare?

 
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Old 01-01-2006, 10:05 PM
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How do all of the Match bullets compare?

Exactly how many different match grade rifle bullets are out there? The more I read the less I know. I've known about several match or semi match grade bullets but some names I've not heard of.

Will you all fill me in on some others and where I can get them to try?

This is all with respect to hunting, not paper punching. How do the SMK's compare with Bergers? AMax? Clinch River? Lost river? Wet river? Whatever, hell I don't know all the names.

What are some other well known match style bullets out there you guys are using? Where do you get them?
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Re: How do all of the Match bullets compare?

What caliber and weight range bullets are you looking for?
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Re: How do all of the Match bullets compare?

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medium to heavy per caliber.
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Re: How do all of the Match bullets compare?

Virtually all match bullets made these days are hollow pointed. This is 'cause they can be formed more uniformly than full-metal jacket ones.

Sierra Bullets' track record with their match bullets is the best. And their quality tests at their 200 yard underground range have smaller groups than anybody elses. Their bullets are available in 22,24, 26, 27, 28, 30, and 33 caliber. Sierra's hunting bullets are typically more accurate than any other make, too.

Other commercial makes include Berger, Hornady, Lapua and a few others.

And all hollow point match bullet makers typically don't recommend they be used for hunting. Their hollow point tips are typically smaller than hunting type hollow points to make them have a higher ballistic coefficient which means they won't expand as well if at all. And their lead cores are typically much softer than cores used in hunting bullets.

Sierra bullets are generally available in all stores selling reloading supplies. Searching on line for a particular make yields good results, too.
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Re: How do all of the Match bullets compare?

Thanks.

I'm fairly well versed on the Sierras. Somewhat on the Bergers. Any other info on some others out there?
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Re: How do all of the Match bullets compare?

The beregers use a J4 jacket I believe, I have heard some people say this is not the best for hunting. I have also heard this about Sierra MK but I no longer believe it as long as they are shot at a decent speed.

Wildcat bullets are hunting type bullets built to match quality with extreemely high BC's. These have quickly become my favorite bullets. I am also still a big fan of the plastic tip bullets from Nosler and Hornady.

I am not very familiar with lapua and the others

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Re: How do all of the Match bullets compare?

Knightbullets@cs.com very high quality match bullets and RG Robinett aka BIB bullets. These two guys build bullets made for the 1K BR game. I've only shot their 30 cal stuff, 200gr and 187gr, but from the measurements and the demand for their bullets I would imagine everything they make is top quality.
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