Bullet choice

stuartp

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#1
I am about to order up my first batch of bullets for reloading, so I thought I would ask you lads what you use, and why?

Having spent some time browsing I have provisionally settled on Sierra Gamekings - any comments on these?

FYI the calibre is 6.5x55, and I will be using 140grns.
 

JAYB

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#2
Well, for my 6.5 I use Hornady Interlock's. For the past few years I have stuck exclusively to the 129 grain version. I got lucky these were the first I tried in mine and they proved to be very accurate and effective on deer. I have recently loaded some 140 and 160 grain again Hornady, but as yet have not tried them.

I think you will find though, that it is more difficult to find an unsuitable manufacturer or head for the wonderfully forgiving 6.5.

John
 

Jason

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#4
I load both hornady sp 100grns and speer btsp in 100grns for my .243 The speers are devistating, have shot three Roe doe's with them so far and two of them collapsed on the spot with a massive wound channel through the deer the third roe doe made 20 yds and collapsed.

I've shot roe with the sierra game king in fedral ammo from my 30-06 as well and they cetanly drops them in rapid way.
 
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swampy

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#5
bullets

I normally load .243 with speer 105gr spitzers but i am not getting the groups i want so i am going to load some 95grain partitions. The 105s do kill roe very well though, it might be worth trying them.

the .30-06 i load with 150grain spitzers from speer (2023) but i am going to try some sierra btsp gamekings in 150gr.


swampy
 

rh120

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#6
You will find reloading is like fly fishing eg the flies are designed to catch the fisherrman as well as the fish al i can say is there are no bad bullets'but i use mainly Hornady with good results. :)
 

Jason

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#7
Have started using 100grain speer spbt. so far they have been devestating. Roe just collapse on the spot don't even move a muscle. You might have problems tryingt o shoot good groups with 105 grain bullets unless your rifle has a twist rate of 1in 8.

150 grn Sierra game kings are excellent use them in my 30-06 to good effect they do a fair amount of damage though.
 

shortshot

Well-Known Member
#8
stuartp said:
I am about to order up my first batch of bullets for reloading, so I thought I would ask you lads what you use, and why?

Having spent some time browsing I have provisionally settled on Sierra Gamekings - any comments on these?

FYI the calibre is 6.5x55, and I will be using 140grns.
My current choice, pushed by 45 grains of N160 out of sako 691. Accurate,capable choice on red and roe.
 

stuartp

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#9
That's also good to hear I have bought a Kilo of N160 having done as much research as possible into powders.

I went for the Game Kings, they look quite similar to the heads Federal use, once I have put it all together I will post the results on here - good or bad!
 

Tikka

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#10
Stuart, I've recently changed to Sierra Gamekings for the .243 and .270.

Accuracy has improved, and stopping power, from what I've seen so far on Munty, Fox and Fallow, is superb!
 
#12
Sierra 100g spitzer game kings are a very accurate bullet and do a hell of a job. I use to use these about 8 years ago and only changed to using 95g Ballistic Tips because of the polymer tip due to the inertier action on the bullet in the mag flattening the nose against the mag face.

Good bullets.


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