.30 Caliber/7.62mm (.308) 165 gr. HPBT

For rifles in 30 caliber, this 165 grain #2140 Hollow Point Boat Tail bullet, which is patterned after the world-famous 168 grain MatchKing bullet, was designed for shooters who desire a hunting version of that famous MatchKing. It is slightly "harder" than its 165 grain Spitzer Boat Tail counterpart and will give superior penetration and good expansion on medium game with excellent accuracy. This is a good medium-weight bullet choice for shooters of 30 caliber magnum rifles who desire a bullet that will not deform at the point.

For handguns chambering 30 caliber cartridges, this 165 grain #2140 bullet is "hard" and will expand in medium to large game only when driven at a muzzle velocity of 2500 fps or more, which is achievable in the 308 Winchester cartridge in the Remington XP-100 handgun or a similar combination. It can, of course, be used for handgun silhouettes or other target purposes.

Dia. (inches) Weight (grains) Sectional Density Ballistic Coefficients and Velocity Ranges
0.308 165 .248 .363 @ 2600 fps and above
.355 between 2600 and 1800 fps
.363 @ 1800 fps and below

Price: $36.96
Stock Code: 2140
100 bullets
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*Sierra Bullets does not sell any loaded ammunition. What you are purchasing are bullets only and will need to be loaded into ammunition in order to be fired from a firearm. Prices, specifications and availability are subject to change without notice. We reserve the right to correct typographic, photographic and/or descriptive errors.

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David P of Guelph,Guelph, Ontario June 7, 2015
I shoot this bullet from a .30-06 Husqvarna at around 2700 fps. Shoots 1" groups day-in, day-out at the range under all conditions. Took it to Namibia last month for plains game. Shot gemsbok, wildebeest, kudu and impala (all shots <100 yds). The bullet performed brilliantly. One shot kills on every animal, BUT this bullet explodes within the chest cavity. There were no exit wounds and we recovered only a few fragments of copper jacket from the wildebeest. Need very good shot placement, because there was no blood trail - all animals dropped within 50 yds of being hit - these are large tough animals. David.
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Dean S of Ogden Utah, Utah March 4, 2015
Most accurate , devastating bullets for mule deer I've ever usecd ... 1/2 inch groups are normal. - Maybe I left out too much information... 30/06 - Remington cases - Remington 9 1/2 primers - IMR 4350 powder - T/C Venture rifle. 1/2 inch groups are 10 rounds at 100 yds - 200 yard groups open up to 3/4 inch.
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Matthew Y of Columbia, Missouri January 8, 2015
The only bullet for deer hunting in 30-06 and 308
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Bradley R of Taylor , Arkansas December 28, 2014
I highly recommend these bullets, the first time I used this bullet on a deer it dropped.
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Robert S of Oxford, Canada November 13, 2014
For 30-06 on deer, don't bother with any other bullet. These bullets really perform. Superb terminal ballistics and accuracy. When my hunting friends witnessed my results, they ALL switched to this bullet and copied my load. No more trailing wounded deer ever again.
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Joel B of Shickshinny, Pennsylvania February 28, 2014
In the 30/06 they're awesome, knock a buck to the forest floor right where they stand. Shoot 1" -5 shot groups no problem, out of a clean barrel. They always exit and they don't over expand--exits are dime to nickel size--they never move.
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Chris S of Evansdale, Iowa February 20, 2014
Put 10 shots in a 1" diameter circle @ 100 yards with these, will not buy anything else.
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Peter B of Auckland, New Zealand January 29, 2014
Ruger American rifle, Lapua brass, 47.0 grains Vihtavuori N150 powder, 2780fps and three bullets through the same hole on paper at 100 metres. Who could ask for more! Great bullets on game too, clean kills for me every time so far.
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Raul S of Salem, Missouri November 20, 2013
Excellent for whitetail ,Great Accuracy
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Bill A of Livermore, California November 12, 2013
Shot a one hole, 4 shot group at 100 yds. with this bullet in a Savage .308 rifle. I'll never use any other bullet than these, incredible performance!
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Jonathan K of Boyers, Pennsylvania September 6, 2013
This bullet is wickedly accuate and deadly on Whitetails. Accuracy and effectiveness rivals the 165 gr. SP GameKing, but the hollow point takes knock-down power to the next level! I use this bullet in a Remington Model 7 (308 Winchester) with IMR 4064 powder. I'll never use anything else.
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Jeff W of Newton , Mississippi August 15, 2013
Excellent accuracy, shot the smallest group ever with these bullets. I don't expect to be changing loads for my A Bolt as long as these are being made.
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G. P of Greentop, Missouri August 15, 2013
One of my favorite bullets; tougher than its GK brethern, and flies like a laser. Great for whitetail -- especially closer shots and/or at magnum velocities. Not quite the explosive expansion seen with the softer bullets, but plenty to drop them where they stand. The non-deforming tip is a bonus.
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