The 100 grain #1625 GameKing can be used at all ranges but is best utilized when ranges of shots exceed 200 yards. Even though long for their diameter, GameChanger bullets will stabilize in standard twist barrels for each caliber. SMK loaded for it. ; and the .270 bullets at 2,600 f.p.s. Today rifle shooting is "long-range this" and "long-range that." The rifle range, or archery range or behind the co, Tikka 270 Does Not Like Ballistics Tip Style Ammo. 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. 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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. but longer ranges i don't see that. 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. Sierra popularized the boat tail bullet decades ago with its reduced base drag that increases ballistic coefficient and lowers sensitivity to crosswinds, retaining more velocity for a flatter trajectory. I would use one powder (I concur with H4895! Sierra does not recommend Match King bullets for hunting applications. Selbes Spiel bei.308. GameChanger bullets lost their cores when fired into bundles of dry paper. The barrel heats up enough to start a grass fire after firing three .270 cartridges in a row. As the barrel heats up, bullets begin to stray across targets. Palmettostatearmory. They typically work great to a point and then pencil through at longer ranges unless you hit bone. After that they will just pencil through or whatever you want to call it. I would like to fill you all in with my experience. I don't have any strong opinions one way or the other and these are only my experiences. The result is that cores seem to more easily squirt out of boat tail jackets during penetration. http://www.shootingtimes.com/ammo/special-forces-to-civilians-black-hills-mk-262-mod-1-review/. bullets shot this group at 100 yards. Sierra Bullets has paired the accuracy of its MatchKing bullets with the traits of a big-game bullet to create a hunting bullet the company believes will become a game-changer in the hunting fields. 4,125. It gives me better accuracy from 3 '06's I own than IMR4064). Neither The High Road nor any of its directors, members, managers, employees, agents, vendors, or suppliers will be liable for any direct, indirect, general, bodily injury, compensatory, special, punitive, consequential, or incidental damages including, without limitation, lost profits or revenues, costs of replacement goods, loss or damage to data arising out of the use or inability to use this forum or any services associated with this forum, or damages from the use of or reliance on the information present on this forum, even if you have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Get the American Rifleman Insider newsletter for at-a-glance access to industry news, gear, gun reviews, videos and more—delivered directly to your Inbox. GameChangers averaged under an inch at 100 yards fired by Hybrid 100 V and Reloder 17. 140-gr. 140-gr. From the right they are .243-cal. "...I wonder why that is..." Match grade bullets are not designed to expand. I did make one special load for a ram hunt i went on last month. Bullets lacking a ballistic coefficient similar to a javelin are looked down upon with a collective sneer. Accuracy is the average of 2, 3-shot groups. And I have loved it ever since. I've killed 12 does so far up to something like 812 yards and they have all ran at least some distance. Shot him in the chest and the bullet still exited! 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. Da gibts ein 160grs Softpoint - Sierra Nummer 1920. (I beg your pardon for not using H4350, the purported most magnificent propellant ever intended for the 6.5 Creedmoor.). The Cooper .243 rifle has a worn throat from firing too many bullets at ground squirrels and marmots over the summers. Mudshack Controversy Bait. The key here is the bullets were retrieved from dead animals. “Boat tail bullets are highly accurate and the way we go at Sierra,” Marshall said. Although The High Road has attempted to provide accurate information on the forum, The High Road assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. SMK for the 300 wby Mag and dropped that Corsican Ram dead in his tracks from one ridge to the other. Still, the rifle shot two, 3-shot groups at 100 yards with 90-gr. You will find IMR4064 is more consistently accurate than IMR4895 too. GameChangers that averaged slightly over 1”to 1.5”. Some of the recovered Sierra boat tail bullets looked picture-perfect, expanded half way down their length with their lead core intact. In general, Sierra engineers took the MatchKing bullet and made it with a thicker jacket, a harder 3 percent antimony lead core and put a plastic tip on it, according to Jeff Marshall, Sierra’s engineering manage. You must log in or register to reply here. SMK. Sierra Bullets has paired the accuracy of its MatchKing bullets with the traits of a big-game bullet to create a hunting bullet the company believes will become a game-changer in the hunting fields. "The result is a super-accurate and tough game bullet,” he said. 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. I recently shot handloaded GameChanger bullets from a Cooper Firearms Model 22 chambered in .243 Win., Ruger American Predator 6.5 Creedmoor and a Remington Model 700 Mountain Rifle .270 Win. Those bullets have hit black bears through both shoulders and elk through the ribs behind the shoulder. Initial GameChanger bullets include: Sierra bullets are famous for their accuracy. by John Haviland - 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. All Palmetto Reloading Gear/Accessories! Hey gang. Sierra MatchKing vs Sierra GameKing Accuracy Test - YouTube 130-gr. As with the Pro-Hunter bullet, this GameKing bullet has a jacket produced by Sierra's unique four-station jacket draw process. Ein Matchking mit 160grs gibt es nicht in.284. I loaded the 180gr. All information is provided "as is" with all faults without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. We can get a lot of antlerless tags here and I get tired of dealing with people coming to shoot does so I donate a lot of meat. Jackets are 0.001” thicker on each side than jackets on MatchKing bullets. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Those are about the speeds the bullets would retain at 100 yards. The 130-gr. Sierra says GameChangers expand down to a velocity of 1,800 f.p.s. Three of the five new GameChanger bullets. Sierra is betting its GameChanger bullets improve on that deadly performance at a variety of ranges.Notes: Velocities were recorded with a Shooting Chrony Beta Master chronograph 10 feet in front of the rifles’ barrels. Sierra Match King for my Rem 700 7mm Rem Mag. 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. If I get the same results I will probably load SMK for my 300wsm and my 300wby. I've tried different bullets but they wouldn't shoot or they blow up so I stayed with this. No doubt the dry paper provided much tougher resistance than the ribs and vital organs of a game animal. Feb 24, 2011 Lee's Summit, MO. GameChanger .27-cal. The Ruger American Predator rifle was close behind in accuracy. In a nutshell, recovered bullets of each caliber had expanded about halfway down their length and shed their core. Thanks Guys for all the info. GameChangers that averaged .66” paired with Hunter propellant and .55” fired with Reloder 26. Sierra built this bullet off our ever popular 6mm 107 HPBT MatchKing design with a long ogive, small meplat and improved boat tail to preserve downrange efficiency, enhance accuracy, and reduce wind-drift. meichele, i'm far from a ballistics expert but you need to explain to me how at longer ranges the smk doesn't expand. nosler accubond out of the 300wby, and 180gr. My sister shot a buck with my rifle as well. On contact with game, the polymer tip smashes back into an open pocket to instantly expand the lead core and peel back the jacket. Gun Parts - Stocks, Barrels, Actions, etc. JavaScript is disabled. I thought that as a bullet slows down it has more time to perform the way it's supposed to ie. Others had lost their cores somewhere along their deadly path. The difference is the diameter of the hollow point, the core alloy, and jacket thickness. Fifty yards is about as far as any have run and they were all dead on their feet but about half of them had pretty poor blood trails and the other half had large exits but a couple were fawns. Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by The Alaskan, Dec 16, 2015. MatchKings don't give me any more 10's or X's at 600yds, so why pay 2x for them? 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. 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. ; and .27-cal. The federal premium 165gr Sierra GameKing was the most accurate. 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. Between 400 and say 600 yards they start blowing up inside which makes for a bang flop. I'm shooting 200gr. This year I upgraded to one of Kirby's 300 Allen Express' and a 240 gr. There is a 6mm hole all the way through but it will kill them if you hit them right. Nosler Accubond for my 300wsm. If bullets from a green box don’t shoot well, it’s the rifle’s fault. So far I have killed 3 Bucks, Two Coyotes, One Javelina. ; 6.5-cal. The GameChangers have relatively high BCs compared to other bullets of the same weight and caliber. Of course, GameChangers wear a boat tail. I shot the three different calibers of GameChanger bullets into bundles of paperback books to check their expansion. Sep 23, 2013 #1 . They work well with entrance and exit up to probably 400? I’ve been shooting Sierra bullets at game from antelope to elk for going on 50 years. I did a test of 4 different factory loads for my .308 back in 2006. The .24, 26 and .27-cal. One stray bullet opened the average for groups shot with H4831. 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.