New Sierra MatchKings!

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Jud96, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Jud96

    Jud96 Well-Known Member

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    Check out this lineup! I never was a huge Sierra fan in the past, but that 200gr .30cal with a .715 BC sure changed my mind. Sierra has really stepped up their game and is blowing the competition away. I have always been a Hornady fan, but these look above and beyond anything else in their weight class! There's also no denying Sierra produces some of the most consistent and accurate bullets out there! Sure glad I have a 9 twist Bartlein on my .308 Norma! Looking forward to seeing some of you guys shoot these and test them! I can't wait to get a box of them in my hands.

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  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    That 7mm 197 SMK with a .780 BC looks pretty impressive, too.

    I haven't liked or used Sierra bullets since around 2002-2003 when I saw what the 160 SGK's did to several deer shoulders at 100-150 yards leaving an STW's muzzle at 3,200+ FPS. Destroyed one shoulder completely and half of the other one. WAY too much meat loss. Hopefully they've redesigned them since then, or put thicker jackets on them.
     
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  3. NoFences

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    I've always liked Sierra. I use the smk's . I just wished they carried them locally so I dont have to pay for shipping.
     
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    andrewsben Well-Known Member

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    Several of these look interesting. Thanks for the share. Will have to look up information on them.
     
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  5. Jud96

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    Yeah I'm not a big fan of soft point bullets like the GameKing. I currently am messing around with 140 GameKings in my .270, but not a fan of how easy the tips get buggered up. In the past, the SMKs just did not impress for the price with their low BCs for most offerings. But these new designs are priced right under Berger in most cases, and have some crazy high BCs.
     
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  6. Jud96

    Jud96 Well-Known Member

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    Check out Powder Valley and Bullets.com, the shipping from Powder Valley has always been around $6-7 for a couple boxes, and they are priced about $5-10 under local shops or big places like Midway, Brownells, etc
     
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  7. Creedmoor shooter

    Creedmoor shooter Well-Known Member

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    This does not make my 7mm vs 300 build any easier
     
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  8. Creedmoor shooter

    Creedmoor shooter Well-Known Member

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    I think my dad is going to give the 95 a go in his 7 twist 22-250 AI. I think we can get enough velocity out of it to not need the 6.5 twist. That should be a awesome 1000+ target bullet
     
  9. NoFences

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    That should be a fun shooter.
     
  10. Idaho Trecker

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    Still no love for the 270's I see.... :(
    Been waiting for someone to come out with some heavies but looks like Berger will have the 270 market cornered for years at this this rate... my 1:8 twist barrels want something more!
     
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  11. Mike 338

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    Well, although Berger somehow did an amazing job of supplying the reloading community with bullets during the Obama years, about half of their advertised products are currently unavailable from the vast majority of retailers. Regardless of how good a bullet performs, it's no good if you can't buy it. I hope Sierra takes note.
     
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    dirthead1 Well-Known Member

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    These look great. I would like to know how they came up with their BC numbers, and how accurate the BC's are in the real world. Does anyone know if Sierra has a doppler radar, or how they establish their published bc?
     
  13. elkaholic

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    Sierra is normally pretty good. I can tell you that the shape has b.c. written all over it! I think they are something like 27s? CRAZY! That's why they need a lot of twist!
     
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  14. Creedmoor shooter

    Creedmoor shooter Well-Known Member

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    I just read an article sierra uses doppler
     
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