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Differance between a Matchking and a Matchking Palma

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Rule3, Oct 30, 2013.

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  1. Rule3

    Rule3 Member

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    The Sierra Matchking 155 gr 308 Cal have a "regular" and a Palma. The Palma is pointed and has a better BC. I see they are better for longer distance shooting.

    I have used the regular ones but got a E flier for the Palma versions and debating on buying them. I am in no way a 500 yard shooter, but they are available and not much difference in price, so for 100-200 yard shooting is it worth getting them??

    For a bolt action but will they work in a semi auto also due to the longer length?

    2155 and 2156

    https://www.sierrabullets.com/products/bullets/rifle.cfm
     
  2. jwrowland77

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    I use the 155gr SMK Palma, and love them. Granted, it's from a bolt rifle, but I don't see any reason why they couldn't be used in a semi as long as you keep them to mag length. I load mine one at a time for matches.

    Are you using the semi for matches? If so, you can only load one at a time anyway.
     
  3. Rule3

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    No, I am not a match shooter but but have a modified 700 that is capable of it.Our range is 100 and 200 yards. I just need bullets. I use the regular Matchkings and Noslers but there is nothing around here local, so I have to buy on line. These bullets are certainly more than I need or capable of but around the same price as general use ones.
     
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    Yeah that's why I bought them, they were in stock, and I didn't know the difference. I think you'd pleased with them though. They will have a longer OAL per say, but, I always measure off the ogive anyway.

    There would be a difference in seating depth I believe, so either you'd have to make sure to seat them the same depth, or if you go by mag length, then most likely the bullet seating depth would be deeper, and you'd have to back off the load a bit and work back up.
     
  5. Comrade Mike

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    Palma bullets are for the Palma matches. 1000 yards with diopter sights and space guns. Those bullets are extremely well made but demand an extra premium. I would expect them to perform well in any .308 at range.
     
  6. Rule3

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    I started reading about Palma until my eyes glazed over;) I am but a lowly range rat.:D
     
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