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Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by chainsaw, Apr 12, 2012.
Is the sierra 215 gr bullet good for shooting out to 600 yrds?rifle has 1/10 twist 24" barrel.
It'd work fine, especially for your ranges. Accuracy should be good. But, the BC is pretty dismal. There are better choices. Most of us are running heavier bullets in our 30 cals. I suggest the 225 or 250 Nosler accubonds. Hornady has several 338 bullets in this class with a better BC as well. I like the 300 Bergers, but the winny is a bit small for them.
Thanks Grit,much appreciated.
You're welcome. What are you planning to hunt / shoot with them? How's the hunting up there? I spent a week fishing on the coast a few years back. Truly beautiful country.
I tell you, if you can get the 225 gr. NAB at a muzzle velocity of 2850 fps and at an
elevation of 5000', at 900 yards you would still have 1700 fps of bullet velocity
which is fast enough for good terminal ballistics and would have an energy of about
1500 ft-lb which is, in my opinion, good enough for a large bull elk. The Sierra 210 gr.
would be good to about 770 yards for 1500 ft-lb of energy.
The 225 NAB would help you with about 6.5 inches closer in a 10 mph crosswind at
770 yards and much more at 900 yards.
A friend and I are making up a gong for some long distance fun shooting,I'll be using my 338 wm,he has a 300 ultra mag.
The hunting where I am at really sucks,lots of mtn. lions they say.Im about the middle of the state and 14 miles north of California.
If you like that weight you may want to check out the Swift 210gr scirocco 2. It has a great BC for its weight and does a good job of expanding compared to many premium bullets.
.338 Caliber - 210 Grain SCII - .338 Caliber - Rifle Bullets - Scirocco II - Bullets without equal!
215 OR 230 Berger.
Somehow, I don't think they'd be very accurate .
Yes your right. I was thinking 300 winmag not 338. Joe
Another vote for the 225gr NAB!