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help with bullet ID

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Craigman, Jul 18, 2011.

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  1. Craigman

    Craigman Member

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    Does anyone know what these bullets may be? Brand and such?

    The RN ones are 170gn .277.....................woodleigh maybe?

    and the HP are 120gn .257. I have about 150 of these and would like to use them for more than target.
     

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  2. noylj

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    My first thought on the first bullets were heavy game solids, but .277"? Not exactly dangerous game bullets.
    Second may be Hornady Game King.
     
  3. Craigman

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    the .277 ones are exposed lead RN

    The .257 have huge + size/shaped holes in the HP tip. You can see the lead in there.
    I think the sierra Game Kings are alot smaller in the tip.

    Maybe i'll just shoot some waterjugs and see how they react.
     
  4. FLIGHT762

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    Your .257" bullets are the Serria #1650 120 Gr. HPBT Game King. I use the .277 # 1835 140 HPBT and the .308 #2140 165 HPBT. They are accurate bullets.
     
  5. Odd Job
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    Odd Job Can probably X-ray it

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    You can get further excellent info on projectiles and other cartridge components from the folks on the IAA forum, see my signature for the link.
     
  6. Cop Bob

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    The 170 gr .277 look an awful lot like a Speer 170 RN that I bought about 35 years ago... I loaded a few of them, and still have the original yellow plastic box somewhere in the loading room, I will check when I get home.. I know I loaded about 10 or 20 of them, but never followed up on any serious load development with them.. But I would put money on finding them in the Speer Catalog.

    I think Flight762 in in the x-ring with his call on the Serrias.
     
  7. Craigman

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    Hey, Thanks guys.

    I got these in a trade and couldnt figure out what they were.

    I have and old speer manual so I'll have to check that out tonight.

    And thanks for the link OJ. cool site
     
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