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Hog vs 65 gr Sierra GK #7646364 10/29/19 11:30 PM
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Went to my hay field stand this afternoon, hoping for a coyote. Decided to leave the 260 and took the 223. It’s now zeroed with 65 gr GameKings, and an inch high at 100. Haven’t had a chance to work up any dope on further yardage. No coyotes, but here came a couple of big hogs. RF says 248 yards, so I figured a drop of 5 inches or so at 250. Dropped him like a bad habit. Didn’t weigh him, but I’ll say 175ish pounds. Nice work by that little peashooter bullet.

Now having my family’s traditional Kill Drink, which in this case is Tullamore Dew. Here’s to ya...!


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Re: Hog vs 65 gr Sierra GK [Re: 603Country] #7646490 10/30/19 01:09 AM
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NICE WORK

Re: Hog vs 65 gr Sierra GK [Re: 603Country] #7646868 10/30/19 01:10 PM
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Same bullet I load for my kids in my AR. Daughter dropped a 250 pound boar and a 10 point buck with it last year.



Re: Hog vs 65 gr Sierra GK [Re: 603Country] #7646912 10/30/19 01:36 PM
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Been using that bullet for 223 Rem exclusively for years now. Actually the 223 Rem cartridge is the only one I use now and use in an AR15 as well as a Rem 700 bolt gun. I have taken 200+ lb hogs at up to 300 yards with it. Shows great accuracy and get 2900 FPS out of AR15 with 16" barrel using the following load data, Lapua brass , CCI BR4 primer, Hodgdon H335 25.4gr. I would not go any hotter of a load but it shoots the best groups in both the AR15 and my bolt gun. Typical groups out of my bolt gun show .75" groups at 200 yards. The only draw back to such a light cartridge is usually no bullet pass thru on deer or hogs and very little or no blood trail but they seldom run far enough to be a tracking problem.

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I use the GK 55 gr. Great bullet.

Re: Hog vs 65 gr Sierra GK [Re: 603Country] #7648817 11/01/19 02:04 AM
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I use the same bullet and it’s lethal. The upside they’re cheap compared to other brands.

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Same story on the hogs I have shot with that bullet. I love it. I have put a couple deer down with that bullet as well.

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Originally Posted by thermal time
Been using that bullet for 223 Rem exclusively for years now. Actually the 223 Rem cartridge is the only one I use now and use in an AR15 as well as a Rem 700 bolt gun. I have taken 200+ lb hogs at up to 300 yards with it. Shows great accuracy and get 2900 FPS out of AR15 with 16" barrel using the following load data, Lapua brass , CCI BR4 primer, Hodgdon H335 25.4gr. I would not go any hotter of a load but it shoots the best groups in both the AR15 and my bolt gun. Typical groups out of my bolt gun show .75" groups at 200 yards. The only draw back to such a light cartridge is usually no bullet pass thru on deer or hogs and very little or no blood trail but they seldom run far enough to be a tracking problem.


Curious to know what barrel twist rate you have on the AR 16” barrel. I’m going to have a buddy load some of these up for me. I have a 1/9 twist so I’m not sure if it’s enough to stabilize these or not.

Re: Hog vs 65 gr Sierra GK [Re: 603Country] #7656796 11/09/19 03:02 PM
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A 9 twist is what I have in my 223, and it stabilizes the 65 gr Sierra perfectly.


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Originally Posted by 603Country
A 9 twist is what I have in my 223, and it stabilizes the 65 gr Sierra perfectly.


Thanks! I’m excited to get some of these made up and try them out.

Good hunting,

Greg

Re: Hog vs 65 gr Sierra GK [Re: 603Country] #7656975 11/09/19 07:59 PM
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They are very accurate, and I have gotten good loads with AA2230 and H335. Using 24.3gr of H335 these days. Even though I’ve advised against deer hunting with a 223, I think I’ll use it on the next doe, in a few days. Strictly a scientific test, you know...


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