Hollow points

mudman02

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I’ve got some 30 cal. Hollow points, I’ve had for years, they are game kings so I know I can hunt with them, but I’ve always been worried about hunting with them and didn’t know how they would do. Does anyone have real life tells about them ? I thank you for your time
 

mudman02

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I’ve got some 30 cal. Hollow points, I’ve had for years, they are game kings so I know I can hunt with them, but I’ve always been worried about hunting with them and didn’t know how they would do. Does anyone have real life tells about them ? I thank you for your time
They are 165 grain
 

cohunt

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Basically there are 4 types of bullets.
Solid lead,, Cup/core, bonded, and monolithic.
The game king is a cup/core bullet. Hunt with it like any other cup/core and they work just fine.

Here is a description direct from their web page
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Critter Picker

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I was going to try them a couple of years ago, because I had such great results with the .243 85 GK. But alas I was waiting for a sale. Some of you might remember when the major suppliers would get a huge shipment of bullets and have a sale. I would buy a years supply and get them for 1 shipping fee. There was even a choice of different diameter and weight projectiles in stock. Ah, the good old days!
 

Quintus

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I have used them in the 300 bee and they performed nicely. They actually have a little stouter jacket than the soft points and produced nice 1.5" exits on whitetails big and small. The one 165 Gameking soft point I used from the bee left more of an 8ish inch exit.
 

del2les

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I shot a lot of these decades ago, and from our 30-06's/308's, they worked very well on Eastern/Southern Whitetails. Not the highest of BC's, but at the shorter ranges, they will perform. Slightly more accurate than the 165BTSP, but only slightly for us.
 

nwhunter

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Some 35 years ago started using the Sierra 165 gr HPBT game king in a 30-06 I put together on a fn Mauser as a light weight hunting rifle. Put a compact 6x Leopold on it and all in it weighs just under 8lbs. I loaded up 50 grains of imr 4064 and it shot 1" groups and still use the same load today. I have killed a big horn sheep here in Oregon, caribou in Alaska and at more mule deer than I can remember here in Oregon and in Idaho. I have been switching over to hammer bullets in some of my rifles but I doubt I will change over that Mauser 30/06 as long as I can keep finding those sierra 165 hpbt bullets.
I didn't draw a mule deer tag here in Oregon this year and that old 30/06 is getting its chance on blacktail deer.
Load those sierras and you'll be glad you did.
My gun is zeroed at 300 yards and works well out to 500, I know I have taken mule deer at that distance.
 

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