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Old 04-17-2012, 12:57 AM
A7Dave A7Dave is offline
 
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Default 125 Grain Sierra Matchkings for Garands

Sierra has come out with a 125 grain match king for use in the 300 Blackout/Whisper cartridges. After getting my shoulder pounded by my latest box of HXP, I was thinking of getting a hold of a box of these to make some nice lower recoiling loads for off-hand.

Has anyone tried them? Might be the ticket for the Garand match!
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:44 AM
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I am playing with them as time allows. So far 50 grains of Varget has less recoil and less accuracy than my 168 SMK load. I am still experimenting.
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:48 AM
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I suggest first trying the Speer 125gr TNT, which is available in bulk 500s for considerably less than SMKs. I am currently using 48.5grs of H4895 @3.10" OAL--getting excellent results in 30-06 bolt rifles. Should be good out to 300yds unless a full gale is blowing. Good Shooting....
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:46 AM
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I switched to the 125's last year..I get good accuracy out of the pro-hunters but...I get REALLY good accuracy out of the Nosler BT 125 although they are too pricey for practice. Use them for match stuff only. 50 gr of Varget...3.200 OAL
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:27 AM
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The 125TnT works good, but the 135 SMK is even better.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:01 PM
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Hornady 110 A max works great-they go so fast the wind does not have time to move them around. No recoil either.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:14 PM
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Swede,

Velocity is fleeting. Ballistic Coefficient is forever.

i stole that, but can not remember the source.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:29 PM
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+1 on the Swede! But are Swede's legal competition against the Garand? Specifically the CG-63???
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:44 PM
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+1 on the Swede! But are Swede's legal competition against the Garand? Specifically the CG-63???
I shot my CG-63 in a match last year (out of competition) Everything was cool til Off Hand...HEAVY Beast
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:45 PM
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Hey if Mr McS can shoot a 296 with 110's gotta have something going for em
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