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Anyone Shooting the 69gr HPBT-Match

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Unread 10-26-2011, 08:06 PM
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Re: Anyone Shooting the 69gr HPBT-Match

I have also shot the 69 Nosler Comp. out of my AR, but my favorite bullet so far has been either the 65 SGK (same jacket as the 69 Sierra) and/or the new Hornady 53 V-Max. The 53 V-Max is a new bullet i only used once last year and the kill was DRT with no exit at 150. The 65 SGK was responsible for these 2 dogs at 557 and 435 2 years ago--

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Unread 11-29-2011, 01:53 PM
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Re: Anyone Shooting the 69gr HPBT-Match

Originally Posted by yote doctor View Post
Looking for some field results on these. Shooting them out of my AR15 and wanted to know how they do on fur. Trying to use the bigger (pill) to reach out a bit.

Let me know if you have anything for me.


If you can confine your shots at ranges close enough to keep the striking velocity at an 1800 fps minimum, you can put them down pretty hard. The thing about a match bullet is that since it doesn't expand, it wants to up end itself and travel base first once it hits something because most of the weight is in the back of the bullet. if striking speed is high enough, the bullet will break apart as it tries to up end itself. The good thing is it will shred a coyotes insides. The bad thing is you may have some pelt damage.

If the bullet isn't going fast enough to up end itself when it hits something, terminal performance will be kind of weak. In my AR15 I run the 50 grain vmax. In the future I want to try the 53 grain vmax.

So in the end a 69 grain match bullet will work if you know how it does the deed. You just have to be pickier about when you squeeze the trigger.
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Unread 11-30-2011, 09:09 AM
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What I found.

Used the Sierra 52 and 53 grn Matchkings in my bolt action 223 and 22 PPC because they shot well. Performance on coyotes was fine out to around 200 yds or so after that not so good. As an experiment I set out gallon milk jugs filled with water(harder than an animal) at 300 yds. 1st shot nothing happened. 2nd and 3rd the same. I knew I hadn't missed. Walked out and there were 6 nice round holes in jugs with water slowly leaking out. This was with the PPC which is not too far behind a 22-250 velocity wise. Now I use bullets designed for expansion i.e. ballistic tips, heavier V-maxes. ect.. I have some of the Varmint Grenades loaded but haven't shot any coyotes with them yet.
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Unread 12-06-2011, 04:04 AM
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Re: Anyone Shooting the 69gr HPBT-Match

Yes, I just recently shot a big male coyote with a 69 gr. BTHP (ammo is from BVAC out of Montana) out of my AR with a 1/7 rifling. The ammo shoots well but sometimes I experience feeding problems which I don't have with polymer/lead tipped ammo. The yote was quartering to me therefore I hit him in the chest and the bullet blew a fist size hole out just behind his shoulder. The yote ran approx. 70 yrds prior to falling over doa. It was not an ideal shot to determine terminal ballistics! If I can get the pic to attach (Internet is slow where I am currently) it will tell a better story.
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Unread 12-11-2011, 10:36 AM
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Re: Anyone Shooting the 69gr HPBT-Match

The 69gr.Sierra MK is my favorite for coyotes. It shoots great out of my Remengton SPS and so far the damage to pelts has been minimal.
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