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#6548129 - 11/17/16 03:02 PM Sierra Gamekings vs Nosler Ballistic Tips for .308
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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.

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#6548144 - 11/17/16 03:13 PM Re: Sierra Gamekings vs Nosler Ballistic Tips for .308 [Re: Big Stan]
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Any will work but the 168 NBT is most likely to get you an exit if you care about those things.
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#6548149 - 11/17/16 03:22 PM Re: Sierra Gamekings vs Nosler Ballistic Tips for .308 [Re: Big Stan]
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Not sure any of the 3 is better than the other.
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#6548205 - 11/17/16 04:05 PM Re: Sierra Gamekings vs Nosler Ballistic Tips for .308 [Re: dee]
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Originally Posted By: dee
Not sure any of the 3 is better than the other.


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#6548237 - 11/17/16 04:30 PM Re: Sierra Gamekings vs Nosler Ballistic Tips for .308 [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Originally Posted By: dee
Not sure any of the 3 is better than the other.


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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.
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#6548276 - 11/17/16 04:50 PM Re: Sierra Gamekings vs Nosler Ballistic Tips for .308 [Re: Big Stan]
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X-3 all great I would go for the one that shoots best in your 308

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#6548872 - 11/18/16 01:37 AM Re: Sierra Gamekings vs Nosler Ballistic Tips for .308 [Re: Big Stan]
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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.

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#6549642 - 11/18/16 02:25 PM Re: Sierra Gamekings vs Nosler Ballistic Tips for .308 [Re: Big Stan]
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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.

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#6549665 - 11/18/16 02:43 PM Re: Sierra Gamekings vs Nosler Ballistic Tips for .308 [Re: Big Stan]
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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.
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#6549699 - 11/18/16 03:24 PM Re: Sierra Gamekings vs Nosler Ballistic Tips for .308 [Re: Big Stan]
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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.


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#6549908 - 11/18/16 07:01 PM Re: Sierra Gamekings vs Nosler Ballistic Tips for .308 [Re: Big Stan]
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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

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#6550107 - 11/18/16 09:57 PM Re: Sierra Gamekings vs Nosler Ballistic Tips for .308 [Re: Big Stan]
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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.
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#6550250 - 11/19/16 05:55 AM Re: Sierra Gamekings vs Nosler Ballistic Tips for .308 [Re: BIGDOG1956]
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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.
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#6550313 - 11/19/16 07:34 AM Re: Sierra Gamekings vs Nosler Ballistic Tips for .308 [Re: dee]
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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.

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#6551956 - 11/20/16 06:17 PM Re: Sierra Gamekings vs Nosler Ballistic Tips for .308 [Re: Big Stan]
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Not .308 Win., but I've been using 165 gr. SGK's for my .30-'06 handloads for years without issue. Love 'em.
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