Sierra 69 grain .224 bullet length?


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Vicious-Peanut
February 27, 2008, 09:32 PM
Hello everyone, I am trying to find out the bullet length of some of the popular 68 and 69 grain match bullets but am have no luck. Does anyone know or have some they could measure?

Thanks a million

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rodregier
February 27, 2008, 09:56 PM
69g, think it's the Sierra - 0.880"

Just remember the Greenhill twist rate formula doesn't work very well for BTHPM projectiles.

Hoosier Reloader
February 28, 2008, 06:14 PM
I use the Sierra 1380 69gr bullet. Here's the link to the info you may need. You'll have to have adobe loaded. I'll mic some of mine if you want, but I'd suggest that you go to the source for info. They also have a toll free number you can call. Hope this helps.

http://sierrabullets.com/index.cfm?section=bullets&page=bc&stock_num=1380&bullettype=0

jhansman
February 29, 2008, 12:07 AM
My Sierra 69 gr. SMKs miked out at .895", if that helps.

wworker
March 1, 2008, 06:10 AM
Just remember the Greenhill twist rate formula doesn't work very well for BTHPM projectiles.

Ok, I give up. What is a BTHPM projectile?

Grumulkin
March 1, 2008, 06:37 AM
What is a BTHPM projectile?

That would be Boat Tail Hollow Point Match.

What is your barrel's twist, by the way? If it's 1:12 or slower it's highly unlikely that it will shoot 69 grain match bullets accurately. A 1:8 twist barrel should shoot them just fine.

Vicious-Peanut
March 10, 2008, 10:25 PM
Sorry to dig this up, but my twist is 1:10 18.5".

rodregier
March 16, 2008, 07:31 PM
1:10 18.5" - sounds like a Mini-14.

Stability of Sierra 69g in my prior similar Mini-14 was fine, if you ignored the walking zero as the barrel heated up :-(

Hornady 68g HPBTM projectile should be fine in that twist rate too.

Vicious-Peanut
March 17, 2008, 03:57 PM
I dont have much of an issue with the barrel walking due to the Accu-strut. Sound like I'll have to try these then. :)

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