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Old October 7, 2012, 03:07 AM   #8
Pond, James Pond
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Another consideration.

The Sierra I either have to mail order (P&P costs) or pickup from anothoer town (fuel costs). Or I can buy slightly more expensive Lapua FMJBT Lockbase bullets from a local shop. On top of that the Lapua have a BC of 0.434 (0.498 if I go 170gr) to the Sierra Gameking SPBT's 0.368. The Matchking 150grs would work out at about .398, tops, at my kind of velocities.

As I understand it that higher Lapua BC can only help with my accuracy and future long range shooting aspirations.

The Lapua and Sierra powder charges are almost identical...

Lapua the better choice?
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