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Sierra Game King 19 54.29%
Speer BTSP 3 8.57%
Other 13 37.14%
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Old October 15, 2013, 06:31 PM   #26
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I think the reason a TMJ would not be "BTSP" is because they do not have true boat tails on them. I would guess that a monolithic solid always gets its own designation so that the bullet makers can command a super, excessive, premium price for them.
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Old October 15, 2013, 06:33 PM   #27
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I would have to re-read some stuff, but if my memory serves me correctly, Hornaday was the first company to start using the generic "spire point" to encompass several of their bullet shapes and designs.
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Old October 15, 2013, 06:33 PM   #28
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Oh, no I'm leaving off the "BT", just wondering about "SP".
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Old October 15, 2013, 06:36 PM   #29
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Hey, according to these guys, "S" all by itself can be Soft, Semi, Spire or Spitzer.
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Old October 15, 2013, 06:41 PM   #30
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Yep, remember when the first boat tails came out? They were "boat tail spitzers." I guess someone eventually realized that if it has a boat tail on it, its not really a spitzer.
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Old October 16, 2013, 08:25 AM   #31
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In 270 and 7mm I use the Sierra GK. They give the best accuracy out of my rifles .
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Old October 16, 2013, 12:01 PM   #32
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Remeber Sierra does make several HPBT Game King bullets, I actually like these due to the way the tips don't get buggered up.
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Old October 16, 2013, 01:18 PM   #33
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Who is the king of of BTSP hunting bullets?

Sierra gamekings for sure...
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Old October 16, 2013, 07:53 PM   #34
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Back 60+ years ago, the tapered nose portion of Hornady Spire Points was a straight-walled conical section. Not an ogive. In 30-caliber, I know that was the case for both 110-grain and 150-grain.
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Old October 16, 2013, 08:17 PM   #35
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Rifleman, the Match King, regardless of its design intention, can be a devesdating hunting bullet.
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... Oh, "devastating" ......


....and a monkey wrench makes functional bludgeon on occasion ...... still not the right tool for the job.

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Back 60+ years ago, the tapered nose portion of Hornady Spire Points was a straight-walled conical section. Not an ogive. In 30-caliber, I know that was the case for both 110-grain and 150-grain.
I have some .277" 150gr Hornady "Spire Points" that look like that ..... given to me by an elderly gentleman...... goofy looking things .... they do shoot ok, though.
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Old October 16, 2013, 08:51 PM   #36
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OK then, what is the difference between the Match King, VLD, and VLD hunting. Research it; the answer will probably amaze you.
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Old October 17, 2013, 09:03 AM   #37
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Apparently, the VLD now has a thicker jacket than the "VLD Hunting" ..... interesting ......
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Old October 17, 2013, 01:12 PM   #38
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I've used Nosler Ballistic Tips over several seasons, but switched to Barnes TSX and Hornady GMX. The TSX has fouled some of my bores, but the GMX doesn't.

Remington Core-Loct factory loads in some rifles I've sighted in shoot as well as good handloads and they're devastating on deer. A Rem Mod. 7 that I bedded shoots them into 1/2 MOA at 100 yards!
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Old October 17, 2013, 11:23 PM   #39
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All I have ever used (mostly) is Sierra bullets when reloading my 223's and 30-06's. I know it isn't a BTSP but Sierra's 165gr BTHP Gameking is one of the best hunting bullets ever invented. I shot a 160lb doe with my M-44 Hungarian using a S&B 174gr ammo that was loaded with Sierra bullets and it was extremely effective and did quite a bit of damage when it exited. I know ''they'' say not to use match bullets but they work.

Sierra gets my vote.
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Old October 18, 2013, 08:29 AM   #40
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I can think of one bullet that was sold years ago and discontinued. Why ? I haven't a clue. If given the chance to buy more. I would bypass all in the market seen today for a box these: Nosler Solid Base.
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