7mm Sierra GameKing bullets

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by easton19, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. easton19

    easton19 Member

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    Can anyone tell me how the Sierra GameKing 160 gr. bullets will do on deer [ whitetail and mulies}? I know they are good on paper but I have never hunted with them on Midway USA web site they get mixed reviews I have about 200 of these bullets and dont know weather to load them or sell them any help would be appreciated chad
     
  2. easton19

    easton19 Member

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    Also can anyone tell me the B.C. of this bullet thanks chad
     

  3. JWH Clark

    JWH Clark Well-Known Member

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    160g SBT
    .455 @ 2800 fps and above
    .470 between 2800 and 2300 fps
    .472 between 2300 and 1600 fps
    .460 @ 1600 fps and below

    160g HPBT
    .384 @ 2800 fps and above
    .394 between 2800 and 1800 fps
    .404 @ 1800 fps and below
     
  4. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    Out of a magnum, if you hit bone on closer shots, they tend to expand rather violently. Out of lesser cartridges, they perform and expand great. They are a longer range bullet though and great for that purpose out to probly 600 yards or so. The velocity has slowed down and you'll get reliable penetraition with great expansion as well. Try them, you wont be dissappointed. What caliber by the way?
     
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    160g SBT
    .455 @ 2800 fps and above
    .470 between 2800 and 2300 fps
    .472 between 2300 and 1600 fps
    .460 @ 1600 fps and below



    If what I'm reading here is correct, the slower, to a point, the velocity the greater the ballistic coefficent.

    If that is true, then an article I read in P.O. Ackley's mannual makes more sense. The author did a lot of bullet wounding for the army and found that lower verocity tended to increase penetration. That about what your saying here?

    160g HPBT
    .384 @ 2800 fps and above
    .394 between 2800 and 1800 fps
    .404 @ 1800 fps and below

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  6. älg

    älg Well-Known Member

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    Check this thread RECOVERED SCIROCCOS , there´s a pic of a 160 gk shot out of a 7 rm, hit at 350 m. Animal fell, core separated from the jacket.

    I thing they will do alright..<bt I like other bullets better.
     
  7. wapiti13

    wapiti13 Well-Known Member

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    Sierra Gamekings work a lot like Nosler BT. Don't hit bone at close range. Very accurate and perform OK if velocity has bled off. Personally, I'd sell them or shoot them up on paper & rocks. Try the Accubonds 160.
     
  8. JD338

    JD338 Well-Known Member

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    I've used the Sierra bullets in the past for load development and target shooting, always had fine accuracy regardless of caliber and weight. For Hunting I have always used Nosler.
    I buy a lot of Nosler seconds now and they are all I use.
    The Accubonds are great hunting and target bullets.
    I would try some of the 160 gr AB's. I use this bullet in my 280AI and accuracy is in the .2's at 100 yds.

    Regards,

    JD338
     
  9. JWH Clark

    JWH Clark Well-Known Member

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    [ QUOTE ]
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    160g SBT
    .455 @ 2800 fps and above
    .470 between 2800 and 2300 fps
    .472 between 2300 and 1600 fps
    .460 @ 1600 fps and below



    If what I'm reading here is correct, the slower, to a point, the velocity the greater the ballistic coefficent.

    If that is true, then an article I read in P.O. Ackley's mannual makes more sense. The author did a lot of bullet wounding for the army and found that lower verocity tended to increase penetration. That about what your saying here?

    160g HPBT
    .384 @ 2800 fps and above
    .394 between 2800 and 1800 fps
    .404 @ 1800 fps and below

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    Hmm, looks that way. This data is from Sierras website.
     
  10. POP

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    Sierra Gamekings work a lot like Nosler BT. Don't hit bone at close range. Very accurate and perform OK if velocity has bled off. Personally, I'd sell them or shoot them up on paper & rocks. Try the Accubonds 160.

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    Very accurate post! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif