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#5576190 - 02/01/15 08:59 AM Sierra 65 grain Gameking feedback needed
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Anyone ever use this bullet for pigs and coyotes?

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#5576261 - 02/01/15 10:00 AM Re: Sierra 65 grain Gameking feedback needed [Re: bigjoe8565]
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.224" ?
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#5576291 - 02/01/15 10:28 AM Re: Sierra 65 grain Gameking feedback needed [Re: bigjoe8565]
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It should work fine. On pigs if pushed too fast you might get over expansion giving the typical cup and core design. Also giving this design I would stay off the shoulder.
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#5576300 - 02/01/15 10:38 AM Re: Sierra 65 grain Gameking feedback needed [Re: bigjoe8565]
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That bullet or the 55gr Sierra GameKing HP BT both will hammer hogs from a .223. Another often over looked bullet is the Hornady 55gr SP there is no telling how many deer /pigs/coyotes/ WT's my friends and family have shot with the Hornady bullet from .223's and 22-250.
I just got my order in from Mid-South for another 6000 of them.

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#5576347 - 02/01/15 11:04 AM Re: Sierra 65 grain Gameking feedback needed [Re: DStroud]
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Originally Posted By: DStroud
Another often over looked bullet is the Hornady 55gr SP there is no telling how many deer /pigs/coyotes/ WT's my friends and family have shot with the Hornady bullet from .223's and 22-250.
I just got my order in from Mid-South for another 6000 of them.


I also order these in bulk to load for my AR. I am getting a little better than 2900 fps out of my 16" 1/9 barrel. In my slower twist bolt action, I load 50 grain ballistic tips or hollow points. Sierra makes great bullets and if you find a good load for your rifle, I bet they would perform well.
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#5576437 - 02/01/15 12:02 PM Re: Sierra 65 grain Gameking feedback needed [Re: FiremanJG]
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It's a. 224 bullet.

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#5576493 - 02/01/15 12:37 PM Re: Sierra 65 grain Gameking feedback needed [Re: bigjoe8565]
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That bullet often comes up in the yearly threads of using a 223 for deer and hogs. There are several forum members that use it with good results from their reports. Much like the Winchester 64gr power point it will work.

There is a reason .224 bullets have been improving for bigger game, so many use them and not just in Texas for bigger game. The list is getting longer of bullets that are designed for better performance on the bigger stuff. Some of those .224 pills that work well, the two above plus Nosler Partition and bonded, Swift Sirocco in 62 and 75gr are a few that come to mind. All of those will work well in the head or chest for making dead critters. The 75gr A-max also has a following.


Sure about any bullet will work on a ear hole shot on hogs but sometimes that is not an option especially after that first shot when a sounder is truing to escape.
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#5576531 - 02/01/15 12:54 PM Re: Sierra 65 grain Gameking feedback needed [Re: bigjoe8565]
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They have worked great on everything I've shot with them out of my AR. I think I load mine over 24.5gr of RL-15 for my 7 twist. It is the most accurate load out of my AR and the deer and pigs don't like them at all.

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#5576555 - 02/01/15 01:07 PM Re: Sierra 65 grain Gameking feedback needed [Re: scalebuster]
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Originally Posted By: scalebuster
They have worked great on everything I've shot with them out of my AR. I think I load mine over 24.5gr of RL-15 for my 7 twist. It is the most accurate load out of my AR and the deer and pigs don't like them at all.


How do they do on pigs shot broadside (heart/lung)?

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#5576655 - 02/01/15 02:23 PM Re: Sierra 65 grain Gameking feedback needed [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Originally Posted By: scalebuster
They have worked great on everything I've shot with them out of my AR. I think I load mine over 24.5gr of RL-15 for my 7 twist. It is the most accurate load out of my AR and the deer and pigs don't like them at all.


How do they do on pigs shot broadside (heart/lung)?


Kills them just as dead as anything else.

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#5576749 - 02/01/15 03:14 PM Re: Sierra 65 grain Gameking feedback needed [Re: bigjoe8565]
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I've killed a few pigs with that 65 gr Sierra. Good accurate bullet. I can get better accuracy with that bullet in my 223 than I can with the 60 gr Partition.

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#5577110 - 02/01/15 07:05 PM Re: Sierra 65 grain Gameking feedback needed [Re: bigjoe8565]
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The 65gr SGK is an excellent hunting bullet.
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#5577555 - 02/01/15 10:30 PM Re: Sierra 65 grain Gameking feedback needed [Re: bigjoe8565]
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#5577562 - 02/01/15 10:36 PM Re: Sierra 65 grain Gameking feedback needed [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
64 bonded nosler deadly


Good price on them now at
http://www.shootersproshop.com/nosler-products/bullets/bonded-performance.html
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#5577719 - 02/02/15 05:51 AM Re: Sierra 65 grain Gameking feedback needed [Re: bigjoe8565]
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I've killed a couple pigs and lots of varmints with 55 GKs so I'd think the 65s would be a little better on pigs.
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