MatchKings don't give me any more 10's or X's at 600yds, so why pay 2x for them? Sep 23, 2013 #1 . Still, the rifle shot two, 3-shot groups at 100 yards with 90-gr.

4,125. Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by The Alaskan, Dec 16, 2015. The Ruger American Predator rifle was close behind in accuracy. Even though long for their diameter, GameChanger bullets will stabilize in standard twist barrels for each caliber. If I get the same results I will probably load SMK for my 300wsm and my 300wby. Sierra says the same load data listed for other Sierra bullets can be used to load GameChanger bullets of equal weight. Friday, October 5, 2018. There is a 6mm hole all the way through but it will kill them if you hit them right. Marshall said the books must have been much harder than ballistic gelatin, the material Sierra mostly used to test expansion of GameChangers. I'm sure different calibers and weights work differently but I can say for sure a 107 grain SMK performs very poorly after 6 or 700 yards at whatever velocity that would be and the 240 SMK isn't quite what I thought but very accurate and so far effective. The result is that cores seem to more easily squirt out of boat tail jackets during penetration. GameChangers that averaged .66” paired with Hunter propellant and .55” fired with Reloder 26. The 130-gr. I did make one special load for a ram hunt i went on last month. SMK loaded for it.

One stray bullet opened the average for groups shot with H4831.

They work well with entrance and exit up to probably 400? The key here is the bullets were retrieved from dead animals. The accuracy is incredable. bullets shot this group at 100 yards. Then kiss alot of meat good bye. meichele, i'm far from a ballistics expert but you need to explain to me how at longer ranges the smk doesn't expand. GameChanger bullets lost their cores when fired into bundles of dry paper. Keeping the barrel fairly cool helped it shoot 140-gr. 130-gr. Palmettostatearmory. I did a test of 4 different factory loads for my .308 back in 2006. ; 6.5-cal. It will blow the hell out of coyotes but I've never killed one past 400 yards. Phil Mahin at Sierra did say "Every now and again, I’ll get reports that our GameKings are more fragile than our Pro-Hunters (with all other things theoretically equal) and my theory for a reason is because there is less bearing surface on a GameKing. Feb 24, 2011 Lee's Summit, MO. As with the Pro-Hunter bullet, this GameKing bullet has a jacket produced by Sierra's unique four-station jacket draw process. SMK. The Cooper .243 rifle has a worn throat from firing too many bullets at ground squirrels and marmots over the summers. The .243 bullets hit the bundles at a velocity of approximately 2,800 f.p.s; 6.5 bullets at 2,500 f.p.s. They typically work great to a point and then pencil through at longer ranges unless you hit bone. For the original question, the poster will find that the Sierra 165 gr GameKing HPBT is the bullet he's looking for.It has all the accuracy of the MatchKing, IT IS a hunting bullet, but is also a boattail hollow point.

I loaded the 180gr. Accuracy is the average of 2, 3-shot groups. The Remington Mountain Rifle wears a pencil-thin barrel. Sierra does not recommend Match King bullets for hunting applications. The 100 grain #1625 GameKing can be used at all ranges but is best utilized when ranges of shots exceed 200 yards. GameChanger .27-cal. I killed one at 1007 yards and it went through the front shoulder at an angle but still only left a 6mm hole even in the bone. I shot the three different calibers of GameChanger bullets into bundles of paperback books to check their expansion. 140-gr. Nosler Accubond for my 300wsm. Sooner or later the SMK will loose enough velocity to reliably and predictably expand.

I have shot probably 25-30 whitetails in the last couple years with 6-284 shooting a 107 SMK at 3200 fps. You will find IMR4064 is more consistently accurate than IMR4895 too. ; and .27-cal. Hence the name GameChanger for Sierra’s new line of bullets. The GameChanger’s jacket is made of gilding metal, comprised of 95 percent copper and 5 percent zinc. Sierra MatchKing vs GameKing Discussion in 'Whitetails General' started by Mudshack, Sep 23, 2013. I found the ogive was slightly different and in my M1A's the matchking works well but the gameking is kind of so so. Our rifle antlerless season opens again on Jan. 1 so I might try some further out but the bucks are shedding so you have to be careful. GameChangers averaged under an inch at 100 yards fired by Hybrid 100 V and Reloder 17. Today rifle shooting is "long-range this" and "long-range that." My friend who intruduced me to this forum filled me in on the pros and cons concerning the match king bullet when used for hunting. I've tried different bullets but they wouldn't shoot or they blow up so I stayed with this. "The result is a super-accurate and tough game bullet,” he said. I'm shooting 200gr. Privacy Policy   •   Contact Us   •   Warnings   •   FAQs   •  © 2020 National Rifle Association of America, Women On Target® Instructional Shooting Clinics, Volunteer At The Great American Outdoor Show, Marion P. Hammer Women Of Distinction Award, Women's Wildlife Management / Conservation Scholarship, National Youth Shooting Sports Ambassadors, NRA Outstanding Achievement Youth Award Presented by Brownells, National Youth Shooting Sports Cooperative Program, Gun Control & Socialism: A Message from Cuba, Mastering the Handgun: A Tried-and-True Method, Trump Administration Grants Military Veterans Free Entrance at National Parks, The Keefe Report: The Future of Remington Arms, Axeon Optics Second Zero: Foolproof, Fast Trajectory Correction, Judge to Rule on Remington Bankruptcy Sale, © 2020 National Rifle Association of America. All information is provided "as is" with all faults without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. While testing GameChangers, Sierra engineers rarely recovered a bullet that had lost its core. My sister shot a buck with my rifle as well. Remington 9½ primers were used with all three cartridges. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. The barrel heats up enough to start a grass fire after firing three .270 cartridges in a row. In my M1's, I'm using Hornady 150gr bulk FMJ (.19 each) they shoot just as good for me as the MatchKings from M1's- ~1.5moa or perhaps a little better from the match gun. Temperatures varied from 50 to 55 degrees. Others had lost their cores somewhere along their deadly path.

Bullets lacking a ballistic coefficient similar to a javelin are looked down upon with a collective sneer. Selbes Spiel bei.308. 90-gr. While they are recognized around the world for record-setting accuracy, MatchKing® and Tipped MatchKing® bullets are not recommended for most hunting applications. Ein Matchking mit 160grs gibt es nicht in.284. E-mail your comments/questions about this site to:[email protected] For questions/comments about American Rifleman magazine, please e-mail:[email protected] You can contact the NRA via phone at: NRA Member Programs1-800-672-3888, To advertise on American Rifleman, visit nramediakit.com for more information. The rifle range, or archery range or behind the co, Tikka 270 Does Not Like Ballistics Tip Style Ammo.



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