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#534829 - 12/20/07 08:40 AM Sierra Gameking 180 Gr. Boattail Softpoint ?????
MsuFinProf
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I am planning my first elk hunt for next fall and need some opinions from the bullet gurus. What would be your opinion of the Sierra Gameking 180 grain boattail softpoint as to performance on elk? I am not familiar with Sierra and its reputation. This will be Federal Premium factory ammo. Thanks.
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#534889 - 12/20/07 09:40 AM Re: Sierra Gameking 180 Gr. Boattail Softpoint ????? [Re: MsuFinProf]
TiminTN
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What caliber is the rifle?

IE what speed will it be lauched?
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#534912 - 12/20/07 09:58 AM Re: Sierra Gameking 180 Gr. Boattail Softpoint ????? [Re: TiminTN]
MsuFinProf
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Sorry about that...300 Weatherby.
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#534964 - 12/20/07 10:55 AM Re: Sierra Gameking 180 Gr. Boattail Softpoint ????? [Re: MsuFinProf]
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They would likely do just fine, but if I were going on a big trip out west I would be shooting Nosler Partitions.
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#534978 - 12/20/07 11:01 AM Re: Sierra Gameking 180 Gr. Boattail Softpoint ????? [Re: MsuFinProf]
TiminTN
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I would opt for a premium bullet out of that case.
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#535015 - 12/20/07 11:52 AM Re: Sierra Gameking 180 Gr. Boattail Softpoint ????? [Re: TiminTN]
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Agree with the above.
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#535316 - 12/20/07 04:42 PM Re: Sierra Gameking 180 Gr. Boattail Softpoint ????? [Re: ]
Kimberman
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If I'm going out West on an Elk hunt, I would would be shooting a premium bullet as long as it shot well in my gun. No sense in saving $ on one of the most important factor of a hunting trip.
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#535332 - 12/20/07 04:59 PM Re: Sierra Gameking 180 Gr. Boattail Softpoint ????? [Re: Kimberman]
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I would prefer a 180 Accubond.
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#535339 - 12/20/07 05:11 PM Re: Sierra Gameking 180 Gr. Boattail Softpoint ????? [Re: smstone22]
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180 gr. federal premium trophy bonded bearclaws.
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#535695 - 12/20/07 09:19 PM Re: Sierra Gameking 180 Gr. Boattail Softpoint ????? [Re: W.Seay]
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I would be using 200 pertition with that gun. The samething I will use out of my 300 ultramag if I go back. I have a friend
that lives in Colorado and has the same gun and uses the Nosler
200 pertition out of his.

The 200's carry alot of energy. So you can reach out there and
touch them.


Edited by cdw338 (12/20/07 09:27 PM)

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