"Tipped" Sierra MatchKings

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by RugerOldArmy, Feb 4, 2015.

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  1. RugerOldArmy

    RugerOldArmy Member

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    Sierra announced them in January 2015

    https://www.sierrabullets.com/products/new.cfm

    Has anybody tried the:

    .22
    - 69 Gr. TMK
    - 77 Gr. TMK

    .308
    - 175 Gr. TMK

    Are they as accurate as the original SMK(s)?

    They need a 6mm 107 Gr. TMK, IMO.
     
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  2. nbkky71

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    The tipped 77gr MK has a higher BC, which nears that of some 80gr bullets. Whether or not the bullet is more accurate is going to depend on your rifle and load data. These are NOT cheap either ($172/500)

    You'll see the benefit of the higher BC at longer ranges. If you're shooting high-master scores, you might increase your X count. Personally, I'll stick to the #9377 matchkings and work at holding a little bit harder.
     
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