Sierra 6.5 130 Gr Gamechanger Review

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    260 Rem Custom Sporter Ruger 77 MkII 22"
    Best MOA to date
    Sierra 130 Gamechanger .129 avg .3
    Nosler 130 Accubond .25 avg .5
    Anything made by hornady (multiple bullets) ~.75 avg 1

    43.2 H4350, WLR, Lapua Brass. 2.825 COAL (10 thou off lands) 2815 FPS. Can go to about 43.7 safely in my rifle.

    I find that the consistency of this bullet in all measurements FAR exceeds anything I've ever measured by Hornady. The nosler accubond has been very accurate for me but is very expensive.

    Anyways, the new Sierra bullets shoots very accurately in my rifle and I would recommend them. We shall see how they perform on game in a month!
     

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    Took two with the game changer today. One was through the front shoulders and the other was a shot from the front through the brisket. Deer were about 175 lbs on the hoof. 200 yards starting at 2815 FPS (2465 FPS Impact).

    The broadside shot went though and exit was about the size of a quarter. No major fragmentation and no ruined meat. Everything on the inside was properly damaged. Pretty similar to an accubond IMO. DRT.

    The second shot was straight though the boiler room from the front. It went straight, all the way though, and turned the ass hole into a baseball sized hole. I didn't have to cut either end of the guts to get them out. The heart was penetrated right through the center with about a 1/2" hole but the lungs were pretty much intact. Deer dropped and rolled around about 10 seconds before expiring.
     
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    Prose,

    Thanks for sharing. Will keep this bullet in mind as I have a new 6.5 SAUM in the works. This may be a great bullet for some long range work. That's some nice shooting on your part as well!! Nicely done. :D:D:cool:

    Paul
     
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    Two more yesterday evening. Broadside lung/liver shot at 450 yards. 2050fps impact, 1250 ft lbs. Hit ribs on both sides and exit was 1 1/2”. Very little fragmentation. Deer layed down about 200 yards away and died. Liver and lungs bled nicely and a very nice blood trail was evident.

    15 yards. 2815 FPS. High neck shot. Hit spine. instant kill with real fast expansion and 2” exit. Mega blood.

    I intentionally hit a lung, high shoulder, high neck, and head on shot and it performed admirably in each scenario. It appears this bullet can do it all, even at distance. I was surprised that I had complete pass throughs on the head on and long distance shots. Folks shooting faster then 260 rem and Creedmoor speeds might be even more impressed.

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    That's a Ruger 77 MkII with a 22" Mcgowan barrel and a bushnell 3-9x40 shooting those groups btw...

    It's been refined a bit :rolleyes:
     
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    Certainly a review of a game bullet should include good results on game animals and pretty good accuracy depending on caliber, range and size of target. That 130 game changer did exceptionally well on paper and as good on game. I'll have to pick up 100 bullets and run them down the 6.5-284 barrel. Not much it doesn't like. Thanks for the review.
     
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    That's a beautiful rig!
     
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