Ballistic tip matchkings coming

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Ballistic tip matchkings coming

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Re: Ballistic tip matchkings coming

Post by Grizz61 » Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:30 pm

Yeah but where are the good bullets? I see no 6.5mm (.264) or 7mm (.284) listed.

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Post by Trent » Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:07 am

I think for their first forage into the ballistic tip match bullets they are going with the two most popular calibers. If they proof out then we'll see the 7mm, 6.5mm and 6mm to follow.

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Post by DennisC » Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:01 am

Wow....and attractively priced too !!!

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Post by kevinbear » Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:22 pm

Wonder if the ballistic coefficient will be significantly higher than regular matchkings, I doubt it. I don't see any real advantage in putting a ballistic tip on target bullets that are not normally fed through the magazine.
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Post by Snake » Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:31 pm

The tip improves the meplat and that increases the G7 BC....I suppose

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Post by Trent » Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:04 am

Kevin, i can't look right now but Sierra lists the new BC and it is higher. Whether it is "significant" or not only you can decide.

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Post by kevinbear » Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:43 am

I guess in silhouette significant to me would be having to not put in more than a couple of clicks windage as compared to the standard matckings. At CRC you could easily have a minute of left wind in for instance, would the new bullet allow you to have only one half a minute so if you accidently shot during a lull the target might still fall. The numbers cited are for reference only.
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Post by jask » Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:54 am

windage corrections depend upon the wind and bullet time to target. You would not see any difference in windage correction unless the BT version has better aerodynamics than the match king with the same muzzle velocity.

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Re: Ballistic tip matchkings coming

Post by Trent » Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:14 pm

Jask, they do have a better listed BC than the standard Matchkings. Therefore windage corrections would be less. How much less is the question. We'll have to wait and see.

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