Anyone tried the Sierra 115 yet?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Catahoula, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. Catahoula

    Catahoula Well-Known Member

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    Spoke with a Sierra tech yesterday about shooting the 115 MK out of my 270 Win. He said it would be fine. My 270 only has a 22 inch barrel so I will probably get about mid range velocities. Hope to use them on coyotes. The 100 MK out of my 25-06 is a great fur bullet.
    Thanks, Kirk
     
  2. Kevin Thomas

    Kevin Thomas Well-Known Member

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    That bullet was actually made for the 6.8 SPC, but there's no reason it wouldn't work in your 270 Win. I've run many thousands of these out of a 270 Redding (270-08), and they've usually shot pretty well. Probably a little light for deer, but should be awesome on varmints.
     

  3. royinidaho

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    Yo leopard dog,

    the Sierra 90 gr hollow point @ 3400 FPS was my go to bullet for varmints and yotes. Was great to about 420 yds when the itty bitty parachute opened.:rolleyes:

    The great thing about them in my rifle was that their POI was exactly 1/2 MOA to the right of the POI for my 130gr Sierra load @ 3200. Great for changing seasons.

    I would have gone with a 110 grain offering but in the field in all kinds of weird lava rock shooting positions the extra recoil caused some misses. That was decades before I learned this LR stuff though.

    Good luck.

    PS I may (or may not) be looking for a dog. I'm thinking of training one for a decoy dog.lightbulb:rolleyes:
     
  4. Catahoula

    Catahoula Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the response Guys.
    Hey, Roy in Idaho,
    Calling/decoy dogs are great. I will never be without a cur of some sort. Catahoulas and Blackmouths are very smart and loyal.
    If you want to talk dogs and hunting, email me. Addy is: ksjcoyote@msn.com