January 7th, 2011

New Sierra 7mm and .338 Bullets for 2011

New from Sierra Bullets for 2011 are two new heavyweight bullets. The first, the much-awaited 180gr 7mm MatchKing, boasts an impressive 0.660 G1 Ballistic Coefficient. This should be great for
F-Classers. Sierra explains: “In response to requests from top level F-Class shooters, Sierra has designed an all-new MatchKing to provide a higher weight/higher B.C. alternative in our 7mm line. This bullet’s 12-caliber secant ogive and lengthened boat tail make it the perfect choice for the discerning 7mm long range shooter. Sierra recommends at least a 1:8″ twist barrel to stabilize this bullet.”

This new MatchKing will compete with Berger’s vaunted 180gr 7mm VLD. It will be interesting to see how the two 180s perform head to head. If you are shooting a 7mm at long range, you should definitely try out the new .284-caliber Sierra MK (provided your barrel has a suitable twist rate).

Sierra 180 grain MatchKing 7mm .284

A New 225-grain, .338 Bullet for Game-Hunting
The second new bullet from Sierra is a 225gr, soft-point, flat-base Pro-Hunter in .338 caliber. Sierra’s goal with this new bullet was to provide a lower-recoiling .338 projectile that still offers plenty of hitting power. Sierra tells us: “The newest member of our Pro-Hunter line is the .338-caliber 225gr SPT Pro-Hunter. The flat-based design and lighter weight of this projectile make it a great choice for medium and large game. This is a perfect choice for those hunters seeking a reduced recoil alternative where a heavier bullet is not required.”

Sierra 225 grain Pro-Hunter .338

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January 7th, 2011

Pacific Tool & Gauge SHOT Show Specials

Pacific Tool Gauge Shot Show specials

Pacific Tool & Gauge, makers of reamers, replacement bolts, bottom metal and other specialty gun tools and parts, has announced its 2011 SHOT Show Specials. These specially-discounted items, listed below, are on sale during show days, January 18 – 21, 2011 only. IMPORTANT: These special prices are limited to on-site SHOT Show attendees or readers of 6mmBR.com | AccurateShooter.com ONLY. If you order by phone or email, you MUST mention AccurateShooter.com | 6mmBR.com AND Promo Code SS121 to qualify. Remember, the sale prices are valid Jan. 18-21 only. On those days, call (541) 826-9244, and mention this website and PROMO CODE SS121.

Reamers
Solid Pilot Finish Reamer – $66.00ea
Removable Pilot Finish Reamer – $125.00ea
Carbide Reamers – $167.00ea

Bolts
Remington Replacement Bolts with Non-Attached Handle – $99.00
1-Piece Remington Bolt – $147.00

Bottom Metal
Remington 700 – SA and LA & Model 7 Bottom Metal

Aluminum – $75.00 | Steel – $99.00

Winchester Bottom Metal
Aluminum – $75.00

Special Sales Prices limited to Jan. 18-21 purchases, and limited to SHOT Show Attendees or 6mmBR.com | AccurateShooter.com Readers ONLY. Prices subject to change without notice.
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January 7th, 2011

New Case Prep Multi-Tool with Six Heads and Internal Storage

Lyman has introduced a handy new multi-function Case Prep Tool. Most serious reloaders employ a variety of tools to chamfer and de-burr case mouths, and to clean and uniform primer pockets. As you may need four or five separate tools to do all these tasks, keeping track of all those gadgets can be a challenge. The Lyman Case Prep Multi-Tool makes life simpler. The Multi-Tool comes with six matching tool-heads, all of which conveniently store inside the orange-anodized aluminum handle.

Lyman’s new double-ended Case Prep Multi-Tool is a smart design. It holds tools on both ends, and the orange handle unscrews in the middle to provide secure storage for all necessary case prep fittings: Outside Deburring Tool, VLD Inside Deburring Tool, Large & Small Primer Pocket Cleaners, and Large & Small Primer Pocket Reamers. Both ends of the handle are threaded, allowing two heads to be mounted at the same time.

Lyman Case Prep Multi-Tool

COMMENT: Priced at $24.95 MSRP, the Lyman Case Prep Multi-tool is a good value, considering what it would cost to buy a full set of case prep tools one by one. However, we wish some of the tool heads had better cutting edges out of the box. For the Multi-tool heads (as with most Lyman cutting tools), you’ll benefit by honing the cutting edges with a good whetstone or blade sharpener.

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