Sierra 7mm 175gn Matchking HPBT

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Topshot, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Topshot

    Topshot Well-Known Member

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    I see on the Sierra web site that they list as minimum a 1: 8.5 twist for the 175 grain Matchking bullet.
    I have a 1 : 9.25 twist in my Remington SPS, will this stabilise this bullet?


    I have used the 180 grain Berger Target VLD out of this rifle and it worked OK out to 1000 yards on targets and performed OK on game out to 400 yards.


    I want to use the matchking bullet as a cheaper load to practice with.
    Anyone use this 7mm, 175 grain Matchking for hunting?
     
  2. Booney

    Booney Well-Known Member

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    You can get a way with it in a ultra mag and mabey a win mag but not any thing slower than that has been my experience like a 7-08.
     

  3. JeffVN

    JeffVN Well-Known Member

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    I only know they shoot just fine from my 9.0 twist 7WSM at 2,920 fps, including in the winter.

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  4. Topshot

    Topshot Well-Known Member

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    That is good news, I could not see why they would not stabilise when the 180 grain bergers would.