HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: Issuresix
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 1
Overall: 12584

People Online:
Members: 1
Visitors: 87
BOT: 3
Total: 91
Who Is Where:
 Members:
01: slimjim > Home
 Visitors:
01: Photo Albums
02: Forums
03: News
04: Forums
05: Forums
06: Forums
07: Photo Albums
08: Forums
09: Photo Albums
10: Forums
11: Home
12: Forums
13: Forums
14: Forums
15: Forums
16: Forums
17: Forums
18: Forums
19: Forums
20: Forums
21: Forums
22: Forums
23: Forums
24: Forums
25: Home
26: Your Account
27: Forums
28: Forums
29: Forums
30: Photo Albums
31: Forums
32: Forums
33: Forums
34: Home
35: Forums
36: Forums
37: Forums
38: Forums
39: Forums
40: Forums
41: Forums
42: Photo Albums
43: Forums
44: Your Account
45: Forums
46: Forums
47: Forums
48: Forums
49: Forums
50: Forums
51: Forums
52: Forums
53: Forums
54: Forums
55: Forums
56: Forums
57: Forums
58: Forums
59: Forums
60: Forums
61: Your Account
62: Forums
63: Forums
64: Forums
65: News
66: Forums
67: News
68: Forums
69: Forums
70: Forums
71: Forums
72: Forums
73: Forums
74: Forums
75: Forums
76: Forums
77: Forums
78: Forums
79: Forums
80: Photo Albums
81: Forums
82: Forums
83: Forums
84: Forums
85: Forums
86: Forums
87: Forums
  BOT:
01: Forums
02: Your Account
03: Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 305
 Pictures: 2357
  · Views: 356046
  · Votes: 1306
  · Comments: 85
 

Support our Advertisers

Sierra .224 65 grain bullets
Discussion regarding the reloading of ammunition and tuning of loads for accuracy
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Reloading Ammunition

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
slimjim
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 16, 2009
Posts: 7471
Location: Fort Worth TX

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Sierra .224 65 grain bullets Reply with quote

slimjim wrote:
Other than the 62gr MSR (made by Speer), I haven't seen a bullet in a 16" barrel expand much past 150 yards. They start to open then tumbler.

Just got me 200 rounds of 62gr Fusion MSRs. PSA had them on sale for $9.99.

_________________
"To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth." - Theodore Roosevelt

"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." - Albert Einstein
Back to top
View user's profile
Elvis
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jul 27, 2008
Posts: 7393
Location: south island New Zealand

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Sierra .224 65 grain bullets Reply with quote

we pay $30ish for 100 projectiles.

_________________
You shot it You pluck it !
Them who eats the most duck eats the most feathers!
Back to top
View user's profile
slimjim
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 16, 2009
Posts: 7471
Location: Fort Worth TX

PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Sierra .224 65 grain bullets Reply with quote

Elvis, one cannot buy the 62gr Fusion MSR as a components. These were full-up rounds.

_________________
"To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth." - Theodore Roosevelt

"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." - Albert Einstein
Back to top
View user's profile
Azar
Member
Member


Joined: Jan 04, 2010
Posts: 269
Location: Utah

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Sierra .224 65 grain bullets Reply with quote

While not the 65g GameKing originally mentioned, the 55g GameKing HPBT seems to really want to shoot. Still doing load workup but 24.9 to 25.7g of H4895 with a CCI 400 in R-P brass is doing 1/2-3/4" at 100 yards.
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Aloysius
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 03, 2009
Posts: 2121
Location: B., Belgium

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Sierra .224 65 grain bullets Reply with quote

dhc4ever wrote:
The 55grn gamekings need better than a 1:12 twist in the rifling.
I have about 450 left in the box.
If your rifle has a 1:14 twist like my old .222 788 rem, they make a loverly keyhole at any speed you can drive them.
Sierras latest reloading manual has a note about twist rate.
I dont think you'll have an issue Pumpkin.

Aloys,
Whats the twist in your Sabitti?


Pete, I still didn't measured the twist, but I've been looking at the Sabatti factory and standard they use a twist of 14" in their .222 Rem. (which seems to me rather slow for a 63 grs bullet)

Now if I could also find the twist of a single shot Baikal in .222 Rem, because I know that will handle the 45 grs Sierra's Hornet bullet too, but NOT the 63 grs SMP...

Or I have to start looking again for that small tool that Gerard Schultz of GS-Bullets once showed to measure the twist of a rifle...


Well, it's easier to ask a question than to answer it Smile
Back to top
View user's profile
dhc4ever
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 26, 2011
Posts: 2336
Location: Ipswich, Queensland Australia

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Sierra .224 65 grain bullets Reply with quote

Aloys
To measure twist just use your cleaning rod and suitable bore brush.
Insert rod and brush just into barrel, mark rod with small dot near handle, mark rod just where it enters barrel,push rod into barrel until the dot near the handle returns to the same point it started.
Mark the rod at the barrel.
Remove rod and measure between the 2 dots.
That is your twist rate.
Cheers mate.

_________________
Pete

Dont do anything you wont like explaining to the paramedics..............
Back to top
View user's profile
Aloysius
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Nov 03, 2009
Posts: 2121
Location: B., Belgium

PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:34 am    Post subject: Re: Sierra .224 65 grain bullets Reply with quote

I searched and I found it...

now I still have to make it...

but for your info: www.gsgroup.co.za/twistchecker.html
Back to top
View user's profile
ncwg2boatguy
Rookie Member
Rookie Member


Joined: Aug 24, 2017
Posts: 9
Location: Virginia

PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:16 am    Post subject: Re: Sierra .224 65 grain bullets Reply with quote

I have run the SGK 65gr with great results with my 24" 1/8 HB AR. Hell on coyotes and large vermin. Will knock down deer to but I don't hunt deer with .223 rem. I have had it out to 500 yds and groups well. Good general purpose little thumper.

_________________
Jim Clarke
Christian 28yr Veteran
Gulf War, Iraq, AFG
Funny how there's no "Color" in Combat. Brothers ALL.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
redneckhunter
Member
Member


Joined: Oct 25, 2005
Posts: 83
Location: east texas ,lake of the pines

PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Sierra .224 65 grain bullets Reply with quote

I have used Sierra 65 gr sbt in my .223 with varget powder with excellent results
Back to top
View user's profile Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
redneckhunter
Member
Member


Joined: Oct 25, 2005
Posts: 83
Location: east texas ,lake of the pines

PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Sierra .224 65 grain bullets Reply with quote

Had a 1x8 twist barrel tho
Back to top
View user's profile Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Pumpkinslinger
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Sep 22, 2007
Posts: 4463
Location: NC foothills

PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Sierra .224 65 grain bullets Reply with quote

Wow! It's really disappointing to see how old this thread is and realize that I still haven't had time to do any testing!!

_________________
Mike

"I ain't no better than anyone else, and there ain't no one better than me!" Ma Kettle

Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Elvis
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jul 27, 2008
Posts: 7393
Location: south island New Zealand

PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Sierra .224 65 grain bullets Reply with quote

yip I know just how you feel....I loaded up 10 x 110grn barnes for my poohseventy...3 into target 3 into chammy and the other 4 still sitting in box along with remainder of 15 sample pack of 150 grn partitions bought 3 years ago.....mind you though I refuse to waste them into paper and have shot 3 deer with them....
about to start some 110grn hornady hp loads in poohseventy for hunting buddy..... thinking to start 52grns win 760 and go up in full grain lots to 56 and see what it prefers then tootoo from there,I loaded these for myself years back and accuracy wasnt flash as didnt bother working at it,terminal preformance was explosive to say the least with projectile path being very consistant on wallabies a hole/cavity/mushed area the size and shape of 1.5ltr plastic coke bottle being the norm...called them lightning bolts.

_________________
You shot it You pluck it !
Them who eats the most duck eats the most feathers!
Back to top
View user's profile
English Mike
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jan 08, 2007
Posts: 1291
Location: Whitehaven, Cumbria, UK

PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Sierra .224 65 grain bullets Reply with quote

Pumpkinslinger wrote:
Wow! It's really disappointing to see how old this thread is and realize that I still haven't had time to do any testing!!

Indeed.
I've only just got round to ordering some to try in the 22-250.
It has a 1:10 twist barrel, so should stabilise them.
I'll admit to having a hankering for a 1:7 twist barrel (rifle's an S&L so a barrel change takes 5 minutes & no headspacing issues). That way, I could see what some of the heavier hunting bullets from other sources would do.
Back to top
View user's profile
Elvis
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jul 27, 2008
Posts: 7393
Location: south island New Zealand

PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Sierra .224 65 grain bullets Reply with quote

mate when you see what a 50grn barnes ttsx will do to animal the size of a red you will realize there is no need......if you want to go 80grn you might as well just buy a .243 and be done with it IMHO.

_________________
You shot it You pluck it !
Them who eats the most duck eats the most feathers!
Back to top
View user's profile
English Mike
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jan 08, 2007
Posts: 1291
Location: Whitehaven, Cumbria, UK

PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Sierra .224 65 grain bullets Reply with quote

Elvis wrote:
mate when you see what a 50grn barnes ttsx will do to animal the size of a red you will realize there is no need......if you want to go 80grn you might as well just buy a .243 and be done with it IMHO.

I already have a .243 with handloads from 55gr to 100gr.

I don't think "need" is really part of the equation...


..."want, however... Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Reloading Ammunition
Page 2 of 3
All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Advertisements
 


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by Dizfunkshunal :.