Sierra question?


Gary O
July 9, 2011, 10:59 AM
besides the boatail, is there any real differences in the way the Pro-Hunter and Game King react on game? Thanks...

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July 9, 2011, 12:39 PM
From what I've always gone by the pro hunter are for regular distances and the Game Kings for the longer rnage shots, other than that not really

Gary O
July 9, 2011, 02:14 PM
Are these any good for elk?

July 9, 2011, 07:05 PM
what caliber and what distance

July 9, 2011, 07:12 PM
I took one deer with my .308 using 165g gameking. That was enough. The bullet fragmented like crazy inside the doe, causing a lot of meat damage.

I definately wouldn't want to use this bullet on elk, especially out of a faster caliber.

July 9, 2011, 09:52 PM
Actually, for normal hunting distances you really won't see any advantage using a BT bullet.

I have heard a lot of horror stories about GameKing bullets failing to expand and fragmenting on game. I would probably use them on Deer but not Elk. I would use a Nosler Partition or AccuBond on Elk.

July 10, 2011, 05:59 AM
I might be old school here but I like the plain old jacketed soft point for most of my hunting ammo. I like the Remington Core-Loct as well as any others but that said I do not hunt at any great distances with mine. I will mostly be making a shot at 50 to 100 YDS as there is not a lot of open country here to hunt. Last shot was at 20 YDS. Got to love the big target when that happens. Hard to miss.:D

July 10, 2011, 11:52 AM
Let me add my agreement to what Frogo said. Out to about 300 yards, a flat based spire point will work perfectly since the bt is to help stabalize the airflow around the bullet at longer ranges. A Speer Grand Slam or Remington Cor-Lokt are perfect IMHO. For elk I want to recommend the heavier weight bullets of 180 grains to even 225 grains- caliber sensitive, of course. And out West, you'll want to take some BT's loaded up for long shots across canyons-sometimes 400 yards or better.

July 11, 2011, 04:28 AM
i have used both the prohunter and gameking on game. i have found that both are excellent... but are best delivered at non magnum velocitys. when delivered at over 3000 fps i found them to be quite soft and prone to breaking up at close ranges. when at longer range and more reasonably loaded i have found them to be excellant.

July 11, 2011, 10:47 PM
I and the guys I hunt with have used the .30 cal 180gn GK on Elk with excellent results from 25 yds to 1200 yds. Yes, I said 1200, one shot and she dropped w/in 20 yds with both lungs trashed. These have all been from .300 wm with a muzzle velocity of around 3000fps.

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