For rifles, this is a high-velocity bullet designed to give precision accuracy with the explosive expansion of Sierra's Varminter-style construction. This bullet is at its best when fired from the larger-capacity cartridges, such as the 22-250 or 220 Swift in rifles with barrels having 1x14" twist rates, stabilizing easily for excellent long-range accuracy and effective expansion. Normally, 1x12" or faster twist rates work best for medium-capacity cases, such as the 223 Remington. These bullets are excellent for long-range varmint hunting.
For handguns, although this bullet is of Hollow Point construction, we cannot recommend it for hunting purposes. This bullet has been very successful on half-size NRA Silhouette targets.
The #1375 was introduced in 1984.
Our new 30 caliber 135 gr HP (#2124) was created specifically for explosive expansion and instant kills on larger varmints and predators. This light weight, thin-jacketed hollow point bullet is devastatingly effective, but requires velocities to remain under 3,200 FPS. For 300 Blackout and reduced recoil loads, this new offering adds another excellent hunting bullet option.
The #2124 was introduced in October 2015.
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.
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. This bullet is the choice of many accomplished varmint hunters. It features 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.