.30 Caliber/7.62mm (.308) 180 gr. SBT

For rifles in 30 caliber, these bullets are designed for medium- to long-range hunting with cartridges having medium to large case capacities for powder. These bullets often display match grade accuracy from accurate hunting rifles. The famous Sierra Spitzer Boat Tail shape assures flat trajectory, excellent resistance to crosswinds and vertical winds, and maximum energy delivery to the target. Good penetration and expansion are characteristic of these bullets even at the reduced impact velocities at long range. With the weight range available, at least one of these bullets will prove ideal for almost any 30 caliber cartridge. The 180 grain #2160 has no restrictions for large game but are best when fired at maximum hunting velocities. All of these bullets deliver exceptional accuracy, and the 180 grain #2160 was used to win the prestigious 1000 yard Wimbledon Cup in 1953.

 

In handguns chambering 30 caliber cartridges, prior to the introduction of the Remington Model XP-100 (and similar handgun designs) utilizing larger rifle cartridges, the usefulness of these bullets was limited. Now, these bullets have a very definite niche as superbly accurate hunting bullets. Previously considered "too hard" for expansion, they perform well at the 2500 fps muzzle velocities achievable in the 308 Winchester and larger cartridges. Ease of loading and precise concentricity contributes to their excellent accuracy. Sierra's Spitzer Boat Tail design assures flat trajectory and high energy delivery downrange with low sensitivity to crosswinds and vertical winds. These bullets are suitable for varmints through large game at all ranges a prudent handgunner would normally attempt. The 180 grain #2160 bullets are favorites of the silhouette shooters and long-range competitors, but are too "hard" for most hunting applications.

Dia. (inches) Weight (grains) Sectional Density Ballistic Coefficients and Velocity Ranges
0.308 180 .271 .501 @ 2700 fps and above
.506 between 2700 and 1700 fps
.505 @ 1700 fps and below

Price: $37.59
Stock Code: 2160
100 bullets
Status: BackOrdered - Available: Out of Stock
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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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Mike S of Albuquerque, New Mexico March 11, 2014
300 Weatherby mag 2 deer ~500yd Heart/lung droppoed in tracks. 1 deer 137yd shot in head dropped in tracks. 1 Barbary sheep.head on breast bone fell off cliff. All bullets massive expansion no exit except head shot.
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Chester H of Anchorage, Alaska February 11, 2014
Shot a moose broadside at 40yds. Didn't hit any ribs, but the bullet fragmented and exited the other side of the moose making three ragged holes. I'm switching to a bonded bullet, because I don't want to waste meat and I need a bullet that will stay together in case I have to use it on a bear. Otherwise, bullet was accuate at the range.
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Jeff J of Florence, Mississippi November 10, 2013
I have used this bullet in my Winchester Model 70 for years. My rifle loves them and rewards me with very tight groups, often smaller than a quarter with six shots at 100 yards. This bullet is extremely effective on deer. I have killed many deer with this bullet and all except one stopped right where I hit them. This is my preferred "go to" bullet.
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Slavomir H of Kosice, Slovakia October 24, 2013
With my .30-06 Springfield and 24" barrel I can shoot well with this bullet. In all the tried distances (20m-200m) over the years I can say that for red deer and also for small roe deer it performs excellent. Also the accuracy is really match grade.
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Rod G of Potomac, Montana September 22, 2013
Been using GK & PH bullets for 30+ years. Mostly 308 cal. in 180gr. Also in 277 & 284 calibers of various weights. But the 308 caliber, 180gr GK and PH have never failed me. Very accurate and perform well on game.
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DENNIS P of EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah September 6, 2013
THIS BULLET IS AWESOME AS ARE ALL SIERRA BULLETS! I HAVE FROM A HUNTING RIFLE (MODEL 70 ) SHOT SOME VERY, VERY , TIGHT GROUPS. THEY WORK GREAT ON ELK AND MULE DEER AND BEAR. AND YOU CAN SAVE MONEY AND AMMO IT ONLY TAKES ONE SHOT! PERFECT!
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