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fdefireman2 01-21-2014 06:52 PM

Sierra 69 grain matchking
 
Read some good reviews on these anyone have any first hand experience with them, and what is the moly coating all about?

Txhillbilly 01-22-2014 01:30 AM

I shoot a lot of the 69 gr SMK's,they are a great shooting bullet. The only moly coated bullets I've ever shot are 75 gr Hornady BTHP Match and A-Max's,and IMO,the moly coating doesn't really do much of anything better than the standard copper jacket bullets.
The moly coating is also a real pain to clean out of some barrels.
In all of my chronograph testing,the moly coated bullets were actually slower than a non-moly coated bullet shooting the same powder charge out of every rifle I've shot them out of.

Unless the moly coated bullets are all you can find,I'd just stick with non-coated bullets.

fdefireman2 01-22-2014 01:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Txhillbilly (Post 1488426)
I shoot a lot of the 69 gr SMK's,they are a great shooting bullet. The only moly coated bullets I've ever shot are 75 gr Hornady BTHP Match and A-Max's,and IMO,the moly coating doesn't really do much of anything better than the standard copper jacket bullets.
The moly coating is also a real pain to clean out of some barrels.
In all of my chronograph testing,the moly coated bullets were actually slower than a non-moly coated bullet shooting the same powder charge out of every rifle I've shot them out of.

Unless the moly coated bullets are all you can find,I'd just stick with non-coated bullets.


Yea sounds like I will stick with the non moly, thanks for the heads up, I have heard many good things on the SMK's guess I have an excuse to go load some up now

bamashooter68 01-22-2014 04:49 AM

I handload 69gr SMK for my AR and Mini-14. Very accurate bullets. Sierra makes a quality bullet. I use them almost exclusively in my reloading. Best bang for the buck IMO.

ColdIron44 01-23-2014 04:45 AM

I've never seen moly-coated SMK's but if I ever do, I'll probably pass on them. A little research will let you know if they're gonna be your cup of tea. As for the 69 grain Sierra MatchKing, well if I could only load one .223 round for the rest of my life, that's what it would be. Accurate and reliable, that lil 69 grain pill shoots well in my 1:7's and my 1:9's. It's a great target bullet that works well on varmints, what more can you ask for?


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