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sierra game king hollow points

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several of my rifles love these bullets. I have not put one through an animal so I have no idea on bullet performance. I would like to hear your opinion of these bullets.

.257 90gr HPBT approx. 3580fps
.277 140gr HPBT approx. 3000fps
.284 160gr HPBT approx. 2900fps
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thats exactly the kind of input I am looking for. Thanks for your response.
Yes, the .257 I suspected the same thing. However, that rifle with its twist rate just dosent have a taste for anything heavier. Maybe I'll just use it for a varmint gun. Accuracy is great with it. I do have another accurate load with it, exactly 2 grains less powder but I have not chronographed it. I shot the two for accuracy test and the 57.5 grain won out by just a smidgeon.
those numbers were all muzzle velocities, the .257 was chronographed, the other two are just estimates from the books. Probably a little on the high side of actual.
Well my dad successfully harvested a 150lb 8point buck over the weekend using the 270 load I mentioned at the beginning of this thread at a distance of 80-100yards. Its tough to judge bullet performance because of poor shot placement on his part. The deer was chasing a doe and my dad bleated twice on his grunt with no response from the buck. This third grunt got the buck to stop, almost broad side(turned a little toward him) but the near shoulder was in the rear position. My dad normally shoots behind the front shoulder, and he did this time also. This put the shot about 6" further back than where it should have been. Pretty much a gut shot deer. Small entrance wound, exit wound(according to dad 1", according to brother 1.5"). They found a piece of the liver about the size of a fist on the ground where deer was shot. Deer ran between 50-75 yards depending on who I spoke to. Funny how two different people who were both there can have such differences in their stories. Brother and Dad both very happy with bullet performance. I'm not going to make a judgment call off of a bad shot. Neither one could tell me if it hit ribs going in or not.
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I should have just asked which caliber is better the 270 or the 3006. I live in East Texas, and have never in my 42 year life had the oppurtunity to hunt large and/or dangerous game. Not to say I won't, but I am going to stick with the the G/K hollow point boat tails for whitetails, and If I ever get the oppurtunity to hunt the big stuff, I will look into a bonded bullet. Thanks everyone for your input.
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