Pdogs and the Sierra 80 Blitz in 243/6br

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  1. urbanrifleman

    urbanrifleman Silver $$ Contributor

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    I love this bullet for accuracy. How does it do on the little guys? My velocity in my 243 is 3450 so far. I bet I can go up to 3550.

    I would also be interested to hear about the 80 grain Nosler Btip.
     
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  2. Gary in MD

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    That seems pretty fast already for a standard 243 Win. How long is your barrel? Stock factory gun?
    I shot those 80 grain Blitzs out of my 6mm AI and also my 240 Wby. They really bust up a groundhog or fox.
    Gary
     
  3. F224

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    I have shot lots of Prairie Dogs with the 70gr version out of a 6mmBR Norma and it is absolutely devastating on them. The numbers show slightly less wind drift after 350 yards for the 80gr version, so overall they should be a slightly better choice. I'm waiting on a 6XC barrel for my Blaser R93 for this year, mostly for coyotes, but it will be joining us for a June p-dog shoot if it's ready.
     
  4. urbanrifleman

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    26 inch Bartlein 5R barrel with 42.5 grains of R16.
     
  5. toasty

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    I have shot several hundred rounds of the 80gr Blitz which is very different from the 70gr Blitzking at prairie dogs in both the 243 win and the 6x45. To help quantify the results, I will compare it to the 70gr Blitzking which is a standard varmint bullet offered by many manufactures. The 80gr blitz does not fragment nearly as well at the 70gr blitzking. It is especially noticeable at longer ranger like 400-500 yards. I saw more pass throughs at the longer ranger with the 80gr blitz than I liked. At short range, the 80gr did fine, but still not as explosive as the 70gr. As far as accuracy, tried them both in the 243 and 6x45 and I could not get them to shoot in the 6x45 worth a crap. They shot decent in my 243, but not as good as 70gr blitzking.
     
  6. AckleymanII

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    I shot the 80g Sierra at 3450 out of a 26" Hart 12Twist barrel, it is one of the all time best loads for coyotes, very lethal results. We did not shoot our coyote rifles on dog towns. We found that the 70g Sierra blitz king to be extremely accurate(probably due to the match grade jackets used on the blitz king bullets). Also, the 70g blitz kings were more explosive than any other 70g bullet.

    We shot many, many coyotes with the 243 with the 80g Sierra blitz and the 80g single shot pistol bullet, our load is WARM, max at 41.5g of IMR 4064 with a fed 210 primer in Win or rem cases, work up to that load in your rifle. We bumped shoulders after every firing with a Forster Neck sizer.

    ON P. dog towns, we shot 44.5g of Win 760 with a fed 210 with a 70g which is easy on barrels, and not a hot load.

    Reloader 16 seems to be a magic powder in the 243 with the 80g.

    ON p. dogs, you may want to try the 55g Nosler ballistic tip, and they will be super accurate at 4000-4100 using Varget or Win 760, aa2700. The BC on the Nosler in 6mm is better than the 22 caliber.

    With 12 twists shooting light bullets, I have always had the chambers cut with a zero freebore reamer, which increases your barrel life significantly.
     
  7. urbanrifleman

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    I need to get some 55 grainers to try. I have R15 that is basically exactly the same as Varget. I bet it works real well. What was your Varget/55 load?

    I have the 70 grain Varmegeddon tipped FB to try. I bet it explodes like a grenade.

    So far, I am ONLY using R16 and R15. I see not need for anything else for my uses.
     
  8. AckleymanII

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    I need to get some 55 grainers to try. I have R15 that is basically exactly the same as Varget. I bet it works real well. What was your Varget/55 load?

    Start at 40g and go up...I don't know about R#15.
     
  9. urbanrifleman

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    My many years of shooting high power, I found Varget and R15 were virtually interchangeable.
     
  10. AckleymanII

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    Great to know
     

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