.30 Caliber/7.62mm (.308) 200 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 200 grain #2165 have no restrictions for large game but are best when fired at maximum hunting velocities. The 200 grain #2165 has the highest ballistic coefficient of all 30 caliber hunting bullets for unmatched long-range performance. The 200 grain #2165 bullets are recommended for the various 30 caliber magnum cartridges.


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 200 grain #2165 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
0.308 200 .301 .560 @ 2600 fps and above
.552 between 2600 and 2300 fps
.555 between 2300 and 1900 fps
.560 @ 1900 fps and below

Price: $47.21
Stock Code: 2165
100 bullets
Status: BackOrdered - Out of Stock
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Matthew C of Bunker, Missouri November 11, 2017
Best heavy game bullet for moose and bears. Spent 30 years guiding in Alaska and my 3006 with this bullet never let me down.
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Dean S of Ogden, Utah May 20, 2015
Used this bullet on Oryx in New Mexico ,, my 30/06 launches it at an even 2700 fps... at 150 yards , from a quartering angle, it destroyed a lung , took off the top of the heart, and exited the chest. Couldn't ask for a better performance...one step forward and tipped over. Accuracy at all ranges is always outstanding. 1moa or better at 0 to 300 yards ... my limit for game. Thanks for a outstanding bullet! Please don't change a thing.
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Kalsey Sr. N of Keaau, Hawaii May 6, 2015
I been a Nosler Partition fan for awhile and decided to try these because of their boat tail design and cheaper price. My setup is a Remington 700 SPS in 300 RUM shooting 200 grain heads and Retumbo powder. My Nosler partitions shooting 92 grains of Retumbo achieved 3045 fps compared to the Sierra GameKings which achieved 3078 fps with the same powder and C.O.A.L of 3.650" and my chronograph around 10 feet in front my barrel to keep it intact after each shot. My 3 shot 100 yds groups where ragged hole for both bullets and under 1" at 200 yds. I started to see the difference at 300 yds as the Sierra GameKings grouped about 2" higher than the Nosler partitions and a little smaller around 1.5" compared to 2" with the Nosler partitions. Now at 400 yds the Sierra went to a 2.75" group and the Nosler at 3.5" and about 5" lower and drifted 6" to the left compared to 3.25" for the Sierra because of the crosswind. I shot both bullets at bull tahrs and both did one shot kills 150 yds for the partition and 268 yds for the GameKings. Both did an excellent job making massive damage and passing right through with 2"-3" exit holes. My conclusion is the Sierra GameKings shot better than the Nosler Partitions in the conditions I had but both did an excellent job in the field. I am sure at longer ranges you might see more of a difference but I cap myself off at 400 yards until I get better in shooting. So my opinion is the GameKings are a little better in accuracy than the Partitions and cost roughly half the price. Hope this helps, thanks for your time. Aloha
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Dean S of Ogden, Utah March 10, 2015
This bullet has been a favorite for elk for years in my 30/06 and 300 Weatherby magnum. Penetration and expansion always perfect . Turns their legs Into slinkys ... yes , it exits, hole is usually 2 inches in diameter.... want a good elk bullet that is as accurate as a match bullet? Shoot Sierra , and watch em drop.
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Dean S of Ogden, Utah March 4, 2015
In my 30/06 or 300 Weatherby magnum, this is my first choice for elk- 10 round groups at 100 yards from either caliber are 1/2 -- 3/4 inches. 6 elk have fallen to this bullet - broadside lung hits turn their legs into slinkys .... never had one go over 10 paces after the hit - never needed a second round . Want to see an elk go down fast? Shoot Sierra, and watch em drop.
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