100 gr. Sierra Game King

NYDAN

Handloader
Sep 17, 2013
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We recovered this bullet just under hide of a large buck shot at about 75 yards. The bullet entered just behind the left front shoulder, hit a rib, passed through the heart (which literally exploded), hit a rib on the right side, passed through the muscle of the right leg, and stopped under the hide.

The bullet was from a Federal factory load shot from a Savage Axis chambered in .243 Win.

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I was pretty impressed. Dan
 

gerry

Ammo Smith
Mar 1, 2007
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That performed very well. Can't ask much more than that especially for a cup and core bullet.
 

DrMike

Ballistician
Nov 8, 2006
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Excellent performance. I like Sierra Game Kings; they have served me well in the past, just as they did for you in this instance.
 

FOTIS

Range Officer
Staff member
Oct 30, 2004
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Surprised actually. Most of the ones I have used have come apart. Nice work
 

Tjay

Beginner
Mar 19, 2015
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:mrgreen: FOTIS
Surprised actually. Most of the ones I have used have come apart.

Might this be your use of them at warp speed. :shock:
 

Guy Miner

Master Loader
Apr 6, 2006
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Nice. (y)

That bullet looks a lot like the 7mm, 160 grain Gameking recovered from my mule deer buck this year.

Guy
 

1Shot

Handloader
Dec 5, 2008
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Yep that is typical of a Sierra game bullet if you don't drive them too hard. I have used many in different calibers and they are about like a Nosler Ballistic Tip. Your impact velocity needs to be 3000 fps or under or they will really come apart. But when the impact velocity is 2800 fps and under they really do their thing. I used that same bullet handloaded for a while when I was using 243's on deer. No complaints here. I did crop damage control on a BIG farm in east NC for 15 years and shot a whole lot of deer and got to experiment with different calibers and bullets.
 

FOTIS

Range Officer
Staff member
Oct 30, 2004
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Tjay":ml4dw9k0 said:
:mrgreen: FOTIS
Surprised actually. Most of the ones I have used have come apart.

Might this be your use of them at warp speed. :shock:

2900 to 3000 fps from a 243.

I would never use them in my 240 Bees

Also 165 and 180 in 30-06 speeds
 

1Shot

Handloader
Dec 5, 2008
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My buddy tried to use this bullet in his 240 Bee and inside 200 yards it blew up just about when it hit the hair. He went to the 100 gr Nosler Partition. He did not keep this rifle long, heck he never keeps any rifle long. LOL He gets them shooting and hunts some with it then gets itchy for something else and trades it off or sales it and gets something else and starts the process all over again. I have gotten some pretty good rifles and deals from his condition. LOL
 
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