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#464945 - 10/24/07 01:42 PM Bullet performance question?
W.Seay
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I bought a browning abolt micro-hunter in .308 cal for a back-up rig a few months ago. I have sighted the gun in with federal premium sierra gameking 165 grain. The gun shoots half inch 3 shot groups at 100 yards with these rounds but I am thinking about changing bullets before rifle season opens. Has anyone used the 165grain sierra gameking on deer? How did they perform? What are the "good and bads of this round? If they perform good on deer, I will hunt with them since my rifle shoots them well. Thanks for the help.

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#465119 - 10/24/07 03:40 PM Re: Bullet performance question? [Re: W.Seay]
renegade50
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ah,,, why do you think they call them the game king??? they kill well and expand and hold together very good . alot of bear hunters and moose hunters let alone deer hunters up home in maine hand load them for .30 cal rifles and get 85% retention and or complete punch thrus. and if it is shooting 1/2in groups why would you want to try something else espically for factory ammo.
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#465222 - 10/24/07 04:53 PM Re: Bullet performance question? [Re: renegade50]
shootdonniebrook
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The Sierra GameKing is a great bullet choice, I shoot them in my 7 mag, I dont know of anything bad about this bullet, the soft point opens up quick on impact, then mushrooms to about twice it's orginal size and leaves an awesome internal wound channel. Most deer I have shot with this bullet have went right down in their tracks
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#465307 - 10/24/07 06:03 PM Re: Bullet performance question? [Re: shootdonniebrook]
smstone22
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It is a fine bullet, it actually holds together alittle to well for my tastes though. It jsut depends on what you like, I like mass trauma and a huge hole so I go with Ballistic Tips most of the time. I have killed a few with Gamekings though and they have done just fine.
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#465389 - 10/24/07 07:11 PM Re: Bullet performance question? [Re: smstone22]
David Sapp
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I've killed a couple of deer with my 260 and 140 gr gamekings. Fast humane kills on both.
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#466017 - 10/25/07 07:20 AM Re: Bullet performance question? [Re: David Sapp]
W.Seay
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Thanks for the help guys, I will just stick with the 165 grain gamekings then.
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#468323 - 10/26/07 12:20 PM Re: Bullet performance question? [Re: W.Seay]
Darkthirty II
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I shoot the 140 gamekings out of my 260 as well,they are deadly to say the least, and make one mell of a hess.
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#472134 - 10/29/07 07:12 AM Re: Bullet performance question? [Re: Darkthirty II]
BZ911
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Accubonds!!!!They have never failed me!!!!
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#472315 - 10/29/07 09:18 AM Re: Bullet performance question? [Re: BZ911]
4onaside
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You know,a big part of the fun of being a gun nut is comparing loads, bullets, etc. But, in practice, has anyone ever used a bullet that did not perform adequately on the game for which it was intended WHEN PLACED PROPERLY? Obviously, I'm not talking about shooting a moose in the shoulder with a 55 gr .22 bullet. I personally have never had a bullet fail to kill the game quickly, when I did my part.
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#472392 - 10/29/07 10:17 AM Re: Bullet performance question? [Re: 4onaside]
Whelen Man
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I've not had one fail to kill but I've had one fail to kill like I wished. I cranked a 200 gr. Hornady softpoint up to top velocity in the 35 Whelen and what a mess! The bullet's really intended for 35 Remington velocities and I learned the hard way.
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