.30 Caliber 7.62 mm (.308) 180 gr. RN

In rifle cartridges, these bullets are highly recommended when good expansion and deep penetration in medium and heavy game are required at short to medium ranges. These bullets give pinpoint accuracy because of their short lengths for their weights. This short length for a given weight allows a rifle barrel to stabilize a considerably heavier roundnose bullet than would be possible with a Spitzer-pointed bullet of the same weight, which would be considerably longer. If the shots are fast and at short ranges or the game is big and dangerous, these are the bullets to choose.  The 180 grain #2170 is suited to larger game but will perform well on larger whitetails.


In handguns, these bullets should be considered nonexpanding in game at normal handgun velocities. They may prove useful in situations where a heavy bullet is needed but twist rate is marginally slow, such as Handgun Silhouettes where momentum is more important than expansion. The shorter length for a given weight of each of these bullets, compared to longer Spitzer-shaped bullets of the same weights, may provide superior stability and accuracy in some handguns.

The #2170 was introduced in 1961.

Dia. (inches) Weight (grains) Sectional Density Ballistic Coefficients and Velocity Ranges
0.308 180 .271 .240 @ 2800 fps and above
.280 between 2800 and 2200 fps
.330 between 2200 and 1500 fps
.355 @ 1500 fps and below

Price: $34.85
Stock Code: 2170
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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Bear H of Santa Ana, California October 6, 2017
Love this bullet drop then on the spot every-time .
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Jonathan K of Syracuse, New York April 26, 2017
It really says a lot about a companies product when this bullet works so well in so many different firearms! I used this bullet to make up a load for a (new to me) 1950's Remington Model 760Gamemaster in the time tested 30-06. Loaded with a starting charge of IMR4831 @ roughly 2500fps this rifle will punch 1 inch groups at 100 yards! I love this bullet and will never change. Thanks Sierra you are not only The Bulletsmiths you are the bullet masters!!
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Don R of Topeka, Kansas December 17, 2016
I have been using 180 Gr. boat tails since 1961. I even had the opportunity to visit the Factory in Santa Fe Springs,Ca in 1961. I have also visited the Factory in Sedalia, Mo. Sierra has made quality bullets for years. Thanks Sierra.
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Mike P of Alberta, Canada October 7, 2016
Update!! Just harvested a 225# White Tail buck. 180 gr RN loaded at 2050 fps. My shot was close, 60-70 yards. Hit in high chest area head on. Liquefied lungs and went up through 6" of his spine and snagged by the hide like a catchers mitt!! (Go Blue Jays!!). I weighed the slug out at 153gr. Deer was d.o.a. Who says the 180 gr RN isn't for 30/30's ?! He'll be arguing with me!! :)
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Mike P of Alberta, Canada May 21, 2016
Loaded in my 30/30. @1600 I shot through 1.5" of plywood followed by 24" of soaked cardboard... Expansion minimal...shouldn't have trouble going through the shoulders though...
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jonathan k of syracuse , New York March 31, 2016
I rated these bullets last year with a 5 star rating, and i still give them this today. Over the 2015 deer season i shot a 4 point @ about 75 yards in the woods with my savage model 99 (peep sight only) in the classic 300 savage, my load is Varget with this 180gr bullet at just under 2500pfs (over a chronograph) and a CCI #200 LRP. the buck was walking darn near straight at me when i hit him dead center in the front of chest. needless to say his legs just folded and he slammed hard face first into the ground and never moved!! I love these bullets
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Jonathan K of Syracuse, New York October 12, 2015
I have used this bullet for about 4 years now and I can honestly say that I will never EVER use any other bullet in my 30-06 for deer hunting out to 200 yards! Accuracy is outstanding and the (knock down) punch these bullets offer is second to none. every deer i have shot with these bullets have never gone more than 30 yards . All in all an outstanding bullet. Thank you Sierra
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James C of ky, Kentucky July 26, 2014
Great bullet for thick woods. They expand great and always leave massive exit holes. It is rare, but when the deer do run, finding them ain't a problem.
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