It has been said that a prairie dog shooter learns more about his rifle, cartridge and scope in one day than a deer hunter can learn in a lifetime. The 100 grain Hollow Point #1895 bullet allows off-season practice on varmints with any 7mm hunting rifle. This light, thin-jacketed bullet is exceptionally accurate, and the large hollow point makes it devastatingly effective on all varmints. Effective in cartridges ranging from the diminutive 7mm BR to the potent 7mm magnums, the lightweight of this bullet allows high velocity with low recoil for maximum enjoyment. It is accurate enough for use in Hunter Benchrest competition, and it is suitable for all standard 7mm barrel twist rates.
In handguns, the 100 grain #1895 Hollow Point bullet is a light bullet for the varmint and small game hunter, and should be used for any application that requires certain expansion. This is the lightest 7mm caliber bullet currently available, and the high velocity coupled with Sierra's large hollow point makes it unbeatable for fast, reliable expansion and pinpoint accuracy. Although best restricted to coyote and smaller-sized game, it could be used for small deer with proper shot placement. It is too light weight for serious use for full-size silhouettes but excellent for other target applications.
The #1895 was introduced in 1988.
Originally designed as a varmint bullet for smaller capacity 25 caliber cartridges, this 87 grain Spitzer bullet #1610 has taken on an expanded role. It turned out to be extremely accurate at all velocity levels, making it suitable for loading in the entire range of 25 caliber cartridges. This bullet gives outstanding performance as a varmint bullet at high velocities, but may also be used as a medium game bullet from smaller-capacity cartridges such as the 250-3000 Savage or 257 Roberts.
For rifles in 6mm caliber, deadly Hollow Point construction and legendary Sierra accuracy combine to make this bullet an outstanding choice for most varmint hunting Designed for high velocities, this bullet features a gaping hollow point to ensure positive expansion even at long range.
For handguns, as the Varminter name implies, this is an excellent varmint and small game bullet. The Varminter construction lends itself well to the velocities attainable with cartridges such as the 6mm TCU, 6mm PPC and 6mm BR. This Sierra bullet features precision accuracy and is best utilized at short to medium ranges for varmints and small game.
In rifles, this bullet is fully capable of producing 1/4 minute of angle accuracy at velocities that would destroy most other bullets. Each bullet has the Spitzer point shape and a flat base. These bullets are the choice of many accomplished varmint hunters. All feature precisely drawn jackets to assure pinpoint accuracy and reliable expansion, even at maximum ranges. This bullet is slightly "hard" at 222 or 223 Remington velocities, but are especially well suited for velocities from 22-250 and 220 Swift cartridges.
For handguns, while capable of producing traditional Sierra accuracy, this bullet must be considered too "hard" at handgun velocities for anything other than target applications. If your handgun will produce velocities greater than 3000 fps at the muzzle, the 45 grain and 50 grain bullets could be used for hunting varmints out to moderate ranges, but will not have explosive expansion.