November 1st, 2007

NEW 135gr 30-Caliber MatchKing from Sierra Bullets

Sierra surprised many by announcing a completely NEW 135-grain HPBT MatchKing in 30 caliber (.308 diameter). The new bullet is part of Sierra’s 2008 line-up, so expect the 135-grainer to be at vendors around mid-December 2007 (at the earliest). Sierra tells us: “This bullet was designed to fill the need for a lighter-weight / low recoil 30-caliber bullet for smaller-capacity cartridges. Sierra expects this bullet to be a popular choice for our across the course, handgun silhouette and 100-200 yard benchrest customers.” Hmmm, 100-200 BR? The bullet’s a bit heavy for the 30BR but it might prove effective for club-level “factory class” competition with .308 rifles. The bullet should also work well for Garand Matches.

Sierra 135 grain MatchKing 30 cal

The new 135gr SMKs will be available in boxes of 100 bullets (stock #2123) with MSRP of $35.30 per box or in boxes of 500 bullets (stock #2123C) with MSRP of $164.49 per box. We expect the 100-count boxes to cost about $25-$26, based on current “street price” for 150gr HPBT MatchKings.

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