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    165 grain Sierra game King for African plains game?

    Home loading these for 30-06, got an accurate round but how do they hold up on the larger African antelope?

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    The HPBT GK is tougher than the 165-gr SPBT. They both shoot to the same place with the same load. So you have a bullet for soft skinned antelope and one for the big stuff, like Oryx and eland. Barnes 165-gr TSX, Nosler Accubond and Swift Scirocco offer flat trajectory and even higher weight retention, if you are worried about that. But the GK has killed a train load of big game.
    Last edited by Southern; 20-02-2016 at 23:24.

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    30-06 Lapua case
    50.5 grains Varget
    3.3" oal
    fed match primers

    I've never contemplated the hollow points, I'll try and get some and see how they fair.
    I'm also loading 180 grain for 300 win mag

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    Didn't this exact same topic run through the site a few weeks back??~Muir

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    Thanks guys, I see that now
    cheers

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    i used to shoot for the biltong trade and i used RWS h mantel ot the american copy the nosler partition

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    I used 7.62x54 150g russian surplus fmj with no problem at all on antelope.

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    Well that sounds thoroughly humane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greener Jim View Post
    Well that sounds thoroughly humane.
    IT was very humane. clean kill every time. there has properly been more African game taken with this round or the other popular size was British 303 fmj. and for that matter there has been more deer shot in Britain with 303 fmj by the old forestry boys as that was all they had. also humane.
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