168gr Gameking HPBT?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Firecat, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Firecat

    Firecat Well-Known Member

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    Long story short I received two boxes(200) of Sierra 168 grain Gameking hollow points. It was not my choice, but alas I've got them now. I would like to load these in a 300 win mag. The idea is to load them mildly. I am thinking of 3100 fps or less. I figure this is mild seeing that the 300 win mag can push them to 3300 fps according to Sierra load data. I would like to use this for hunting both mule deer and cow/spike elk. Should i be concerned using these hollow points on younger elk? Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. gunpower

    gunpower Well-Known Member

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    You can use them on whatever you want. For the past 10 or so years thats all I have use for all my game.
     

  3. gitira6

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    168 matchkings? I've used 165 gameking hollow points with good performance on deer with the '06.
     
  4. Firecat

    Firecat Well-Known Member

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    You're right. They are 165 grains.
     
  5. gitira6

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    I have to say its my all time favorite bullet for my 30-06. I've never used them for anything but deer, but all the deer i've dropped did not run. 2800 fps. All bang flops up to 200lbs. They are a tough bullet for a hollow point. How they perform on elk, I don't know. There's alot of info. on the net about guys using these bullets. Hope this helps.