6.5 mm/.264 Caliber (.264) 142 gr. HPBT MatchKing

Sierra MatchKing BulletsThe 6.5mm/.264 inch bore has recently enjoyed a resurgence of interest. Several rifle manufacturers currently produce 6.5x55mm sporters, exposing a new generation of shooters to this famous old Scandinavian service and hunting cartridge. Competitive HighPower and Silhouette shooters have also shown great interest in the 6.5mm bore size.

The 142 grain #1742 bullet has a longer ogive radius than the 140 grain #1740 bullet and thus a higher ballistic coefficient with less sensitivity to crosswinds.

While they are recognized around the world for record-setting accuracy, MatchKing® and Tipped MatchKing® bullets are not recommended for most hunting applications.  Although MatchKing® and Tipped MatchKing® bullets are commonly used for varmint hunting, their design will not provide the same reliable explosive expansion at equivalent velocities in varmints compared to their lightly jacketed Hornet, Blitz or Varminter counterparts.


This bullet requires a barrel twist rate of 1x8” or faster. 


Dia. (inches) Weight (grains) Sectional Density Ballistic Coefficients and Velocity Ranges
0.264 142 .291 .626 @ 2850 fps and above
.611 between 2400 and 2850 fps
.606 between 2050 and 2400 fps
.581 @ 2050 and below

Price: $49.00
Stock Code: 1742
100 bullets
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Henrik B of Sweden, Stockholm November 7, 2017
Most fun grouping was 40cm/15.7" at 1130meters/1236 yards, 6 shots. And that was on target as well. I cannot complain (6.5x55, 1-8").
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Brad M of Prince Frederick, Maryland October 21, 2017
Hands down my preferred choice of bullet for my 26" .260 Remington. 43.3gr H4350, COAL of 2.815", CCI #34 primer and Lapua brass (or for plinking, resized/neck-turned/annealed Perfecta brass). Absolute winning recipe for my rifle. Repeatedly under .8", 5-shot groups. And I know I'm the weak link, the rifle is capable of so much more.
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Lee D of Burnsville, North Carolina February 29, 2016
I have shot four diameter bullets of different weights made in Sierra MatchKings which I thought crucial in making me a High Master in completion. I have managed to shoot several "cleans" in my competition shooting and feel it was only because of the tightly controlled quality of Sierra bullets. I only shoot Sierras because they are consistently the best
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John J of Kempner, Texas October 14, 2015
Great accuracy in a 6.5 Creedmoor.
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Greg F of Prattville, Alabama October 8, 2015
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Owen R of OAMARU, Montana September 7, 2013
great accurate bullet in my Sako finnlight.
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John V of Sandpoint, Idaho August 6, 2013
M 41B Sweed 6.5x55, col' 3.050", Hodg' 100V. Half minute of angle at 200 yards. SUPER!!!!!!!!!!!!
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