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Old 09-27-2012, 11:17 PM
VMFn542bob VMFn542bob is offline
 
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Thanks Ed.
I have added your data to my Sierra Load book, along with the previous load data you provided.
I had to do some searching to find the template I made for the Sierra binder but I did find it and have printed it and added a new page to my book.
Sierra has yet to publish any load data for their 135gr MK so your data is particularly helpful.
I have ordered a book that is specific for the 7.62x51 NATO and it includes data for the Sierra 135 & 175 MK HPBT bullets.
I am anxious to see what the book has in it.
Incidently, the 7.63x51 NATO LR (long range) cartridge also uses a 175gr bullet but I don't know if it's a MatchKing. I have some load data for that cartridge too.
-Bob
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:54 AM
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the 7.63x51 NATO LR (long range) cartridge also uses a 175gr bullet but I don't know if it's a MatchKing
I believe it was, the military used SMKs in their M852(168) and the 77 grn SMKs in their DMR ammo, in addition to the 175 SMKs in their M118LR.
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:59 AM
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Bob, try that 125 gr. Nosler Bal. Tip, it's a good little bullet and I do believe with some more work, I can get sub 1/2 inch groups with it. Anyway, I've been loading pretty much .45 ACP lately and really need to get back to my rifle loads. If and when I do and if I get good results, I'll send you the recipe.
Ed

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Old 09-28-2012, 12:44 PM
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Here is an interesting chart from Cpt Edward Crossman's book, "BOOK OF THE SPRINGFIELD" in dealing with match shooting the Springfield.

Look at the 110 gr groups compared to the others. Granted this was for an '06, but it looks like the lighter bullets may be the way to go.

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Old 09-28-2012, 01:42 PM
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Lighter bullets sure are the way to go for 500 yards or less. Great for killing paper but not that effective for soft targets comparred to 150 grains. Paper is all I intend to shoot at with a 31 pound rifle. Everything I have read puts the new 135gr MatchKing on top for short range accuracy.
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:08 PM
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Bob, try that 125 gr. Nosler Bal. Tip, it's a good little bullet and I do believe with some more work, I can get sub 1/2 inch groups with it. Anyway, I've been loading pretty much .45 ACP lately and really need to get back to my rifle loads. If and when I do and if I get good results, I'll send you the recipe.
Ed
I'll keep that bullet in mind and will likely invest in some of them after the 500 135gr MatchKings are depleted. That could take a while because I want to see if both of my MANN rifles perform similarly after I work up a good load. At short range that is exactly what I expect them to do.
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