6.5 mm/.264 Caliber (.264) 85 gr. HP

In rifles, the 85 grain #1700 Hollow Point is a thinly jacketed varmint bullet originally designed for medium-velocity cartridges in 6.5mm caliber, such as the Swedish 6.5x55 mm. Explosive expansion will occur in varmints and small game even at moderate velocities. It is appropriate for the entire range of 6.5mm cartridges (at appropriate velocities) for either varmint hunting or target shooting. Quarter minute of angle accuracy is quite common, even from the 264 magnum cartridges. It is equally accurate in cartridges with smaller case capacities.


For handguns, the #1700 bullet is an excellent choice for TCU size cartridges and target or varmint applications.  Shooters will enjoy this bullets' excellent accuracy, but will find them too light for full-size silhouettes.

The #1700 was introduced in 1960.

Dia. (inches) Weight (grains) Sectional Density Ballistic Coefficients and Velocity Ranges
0.264 85 .174 .225 @ 2700 fps and above
.237 between 2700 and 2100 fps
.250 between 2100 and 1600 fps
.264 @ 1600 fps and below

Price: $32.87
Stock Code: 1700
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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Steve M of Middlefield, Ohio July 14, 2015
Using in a Howa 1500 6.5x55 I built from a barreled (1:8" twist) action. Running this bullet at 3200 fps and shooting .500" center-to-center 100 yard groups any day of the week. Excellent for groundhogs with exceptional terminal performance. This has become my go-to walking varminter combination over soybean fields this year.
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Gary S of Salmon, Idaho August 15, 2013
I use this in my 6.5x55 with great accuracy!
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