Discussion in '6BR, 6BR Improved & Wildcats' started by kris bassett, Feb 10, 2018.
Has anyone here had any experience with the 110 SMK?
A friend of mine use it for prs matches in his 7 twist 6xc.
He runs them at roughly 3000fps and about 0.02 from the lands with good results. Not quite the groupings as with 105 bergers but the bc makes up for it.
Going to try them for fun in my 6br this summer
Tried them in Dasher and 6BRA, both 7.5 twist. Could never get them to shoot consistently like the 105 Hybrids. They'd bughole one day then open up the next. Flew nicely with good BC, but I'd rather have the consistency and precision so I have stuck with shooting 105's.
Sierra recommends a 7 twist barrel. Perhaps that helps explain the inconsistent results.
I tried them in a 7.5 twist Bartlien. They shot nearly as good, but not better than 108 bergers. I don't currently own a 7 twist like sierra recommends.
I tried them in a 7 twist Mullerworks 26” Barrel chambered in 6 Creedmoor. Multiple outings with two different powders and never could get them to shoot consistently. Switched to the 108’s and immediately produced fantastic groups.
I’m shooting a 7.5 twist 4 groove running them at 3,120 FPS. I’ve only dropped 6 points in the last five 3x600 yd. matches using a sling and coat so I’m sold on them.
I hope this helps,
They aren't as easy to work with as 107SMK's or 108 Berger's but when you find the right combination they shoot very well in the wind!
I worked hard to get them to shoot for me in my Dasher as well, 1:7.5 twist. As above, would shoot well one match, then struggle the next. Shot clean at a 600 yard fullbore match, to turn around the next weekend and shoot a 587 in a 3x600 match. I had unexplained vertical flyers with both powders that I tried with multiple seating depths. Switched to Berger Hybrids and I am back to shoot <1" groups at 300 yards with very little load development. Substituted a couple of Bart's bullets with similar (little better) groups with no load development. I still think they are worth pursuing them, but I would go 1:7" if I were to chamber a barrel for them (probably will next barrel).
I put a Shilen 1/7 on and have about 500 rounds through it now with the 110smks. I tried a few different powders but in the end I settled on RL-15. I'm getting .3moa when I do my part. I havent stretched it out yet but the nice weather is near.
I may give them a try. The bc is awesome!
Lloyd, how much are you jumping them? Dave
I just ordered some 110's to test in my Dasher. It's a Kreiger 7.5 and 4 groove, I sure hope they shoot.
I was comparing wind drift between the 95 SMK. Berger 105 target VLD and the 110 SMK. The 110 had the advantage.
It will be used for 500 yards and out, but mainly at a local 500 yard f class shoot where no wind flags or pits are used.
.015 works well for me.
I believe @swd on here uses 110’s in a 7.5” twist and is very happy
Yep, a 7.5" will get the job done. Will soon be trying a 7.3" ;-)
Is anyone running the 110's in a straight BR? I have the brass, barrel and bullets and if I don't need to ditch the barrel I'll keep it and run with it. Originally I was going to do a 243, but really... why?
I received the 110's and what an amazing looking bullet. My new Dasher has a generous throat. When the bullet is up against the lands the bearing surface would be right a bit above the doughnut area if it occurs. I should be able to get some good velocity from it.
I just finished, well almost, working up a load for these bullets in my .243 AI. Compared to my 107 SMKs, I had to seat them an additional .050" to get them to group.
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