Sierra 165 tipped game king

chevyman181

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Hello all,

I was just curious if anyone is using the 165 tgk for hunting and how well it performed. More specifically, in a 280ai with a 1-9 twist.

I've heard a few say that it doesn't expand well. I used the traditional GK for deer back east with no issues. Thought we might give them a try for ND mule deer and elk.

thanks.
 

SnowyMountaineer

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I've liked the performance (expansion : penetration ratio) in the .243 iteration. I realize that info is limited in use, but for what it's worth. Odds are good that my household kills a bear or two with it this spring.
 

mikeg1005

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My friend has been using them the 130gr ones 6.5CM from 25yds out to 310 or so. They worked great at all distance and never*** came apart from what we could tell.
 
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TN2shot07

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Another vote in 243, 95 grains. Not the bullets I wanted but for a while you took what you could get and were happy about it. No performance issue on deer and they are accurate
 

chevyman181

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Have any of y'all shoot them at any distance, 800-1000 yards? I like practicing with the same load I hunt with at longer range. I have some SST but they haven't shot well for me past 700 and a buddy at 800. That's not bad for a hunting bullet. I am just wondering.

Thanks
 
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