Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
ScentBlaster, hutch6464, tailchaser93, mc2841, Bige18675
61688 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 80974
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44065
BOBO the Clown 41970
BMD 40612
bill oxner 37491
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 34253
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 31154
facebook
Forum Stats
61688 Members
46 Forums
425458 Topics
5871442 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#6548129 - 11/17/16 03:02 PM Sierra Gamekings vs Nosler Ballistic Tips for .308
TackDriver Online   content
Bird Dog

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 479
I have three brand hunting bullets on my shelf for whitetails and hogs that I want to try for the .308 Winchester, Sierra 150 GK, Sierra 165 GK and the 168 Nosler Ballistic Tips. I am going to use Varget loaded close to max. Which bullet would you pick for whitetail / hog hunting? Range is less than 300 yards. It's my first time using the .308 for hunting.

Top
#6548144 - 11/17/16 03:13 PM Re: Sierra Gamekings vs Nosler Ballistic Tips for .308 [Re: TackDriver]
scottfromdallas Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 06/23/15
Posts: 472
Loc: TX
Any will work but the 168 NBT is most likely to get you an exit if you care about those things.
_________________________
Scott

Top
#6548149 - 11/17/16 03:22 PM Re: Sierra Gamekings vs Nosler Ballistic Tips for .308 [Re: TackDriver]
dee Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 04/10/10
Posts: 4922
Loc: Red River way
Not sure any of the 3 is better than the other.
_________________________
"A vote is like a rifle; it's usefulness depends on the character of the user" Theodore Roosevelt

Top
#6548205 - 11/17/16 04:05 PM Re: Sierra Gamekings vs Nosler Ballistic Tips for .308 [Re: dee]
redchevy Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 25108
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: dee
Not sure any of the 3 is better than the other.


x2
_________________________
It's hell eatin em live

Top
#6548237 - 11/17/16 04:30 PM Re: Sierra Gamekings vs Nosler Ballistic Tips for .308 [Re: redchevy]
ChadTRG42 Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 10495
Loc: Lewisville, TX
Originally Posted By: redchevy
Originally Posted By: dee
Not sure any of the 3 is better than the other.


x2


x3. I'd lean to the 165 SGK, just b/c I have killed a few things in a 308 with it, and it performed great.
_________________________

www.DallasReloads.com
Type 01 and Type 06 FFL

Top
#6548276 - 11/17/16 04:50 PM Re: Sierra Gamekings vs Nosler Ballistic Tips for .308 [Re: TackDriver]
cva34 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/28/14
Posts: 63
Loc: Matagorda County
X-3 all great I would go for the one that shoots best in your 308

Top
#6548872 - 11/18/16 01:37 AM Re: Sierra Gamekings vs Nosler Ballistic Tips for .308 [Re: TackDriver]
TackDriver Online   content
Bird Dog

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 479
Thanks guys for the responses, was curious on expansion on those bullets since it will be impact velocity under 2600 fps at these ranges.I have loaded some up to try to see which shoots better in my rifle.

Top
#6549642 - 11/18/16 02:25 PM Re: Sierra Gamekings vs Nosler Ballistic Tips for .308 [Re: TackDriver]
Triplesnake Offline
Tracker

Registered: 01/03/05
Posts: 646
You'll have no problems with the expansion of the Game King. I use 165gr HPBT in my AR10 and the performance has been great.

Top
#6549665 - 11/18/16 02:43 PM Re: Sierra Gamekings vs Nosler Ballistic Tips for .308 [Re: TackDriver]
redchevy Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 25108
Loc: Texas
Agree, you shouldn't have any problems with expansion at impact velocities in the neighborhood of 2600 fps, even 2400-2500 readily expand with cup and core bullets.
_________________________
It's hell eatin em live

Top
#6549699 - 11/18/16 03:24 PM Re: Sierra Gamekings vs Nosler Ballistic Tips for .308 [Re: TackDriver]
FiremanJG Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 20090
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
165 gr SGK spire point boat tail, fired from a .308 Win. This is after entering a whitetail buck quartering toward me. Entered front right shoulder, and was recovered left flank. It expanded to .75" and still weighed 142 gr.


.
.
.


SGKs might be old school, and not a sexy as some other choices, but they do work.
_________________________

800 Yard Steel Range
Precision Rifle Instruction
Memberships and Classes Available

Top
#6549908 - 11/18/16 07:01 PM Re: Sierra Gamekings vs Nosler Ballistic Tips for .308 [Re: TackDriver]
BIGDOG1956 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/26/09
Posts: 304
Serria game Kings for both.
The hogs skin is thicker a poly carbonate could over expand at close range.
I love Nosler nt on deer

Top
#6550107 - 11/18/16 09:57 PM Re: Sierra Gamekings vs Nosler Ballistic Tips for .308 [Re: TackDriver]
LFD2037 Online   happy
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/05/08
Posts: 7099
Loc: TEXAS
Originally Posted By: Big Stan
Thanks guys for the responses, was curious on expansion on those bullets since it will be impact velocity under 2600 fps at these ranges.I have loaded some up to try to see which shoots better in my rifle.

Are you implying impact velocity will be near 2,600 fps, in .308, at 300yds? If so, I'm curious as to what the gun is. At 300yds I'd imagine fps would be maybe 2,200, which is still good for the SGK.
_________________________
R.I.P. CPO Matt Mills-(DEVGRU)- You will NEVER be forgotten!
10-25-75 / 8-6-11 *K.I.A.*

Top
#6550250 - 11/19/16 05:55 AM Re: Sierra Gamekings vs Nosler Ballistic Tips for .308 [Re: BIGDOG1956]
dee Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 04/10/10
Posts: 4922
Loc: Red River way
Originally Posted By: BIGDOG1956
Serria game Kings for both.
The hogs skin is thicker a poly carbonate could over expand at close range.
I love Nosler nt on deer


I've killed 2 pigs with one shot using a 150gr nosler bt at 75yds out of a 06. Also 3 with one shot with a 150gr 7mm bt. They are tougher than they get a rap for. If pushed really hard they can be troublesome imo.
_________________________
"A vote is like a rifle; it's usefulness depends on the character of the user" Theodore Roosevelt

Top
#6550313 - 11/19/16 07:34 AM Re: Sierra Gamekings vs Nosler Ballistic Tips for .308 [Re: dee]
JJH Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 10/03/06
Posts: 3498
Loc: Katy
Nosler has toughened up their "Hunting " BTips a lot since they first came out. I'd be willing to bet that the current 168 BTip would penetrate better than the 165 SGK. But either would be fine at 308 velocities.

Top
#6551956 - 11/20/16 06:17 PM Re: Sierra Gamekings vs Nosler Ballistic Tips for .308 [Re: TackDriver]
tth_40 Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 04/05/10
Posts: 13902
Loc: North Texas.
Not .308 Win., but I've been using 165 gr. SGK's for my .30-'06 handloads for years without issue. Love 'em.
_________________________
Originally Posted By: theserxtremedays
Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide