Sierra 175 tipped match kings load data

Darkside-Six

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I just picked up a box of these to try out. I usually shoot the regular 175 match kings. Anyone have good results with these? did your charge weight change between the SMK and TMK at all?

Thanks in advance.
 

skulldragr17

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We've had a few people recently try them out. Both had an optimal charge weight of 44.7 grains of Varget. They are jumping .020" and shoot exceptionally well.
 

GIXXER2000

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I was shooting both the SMK and TMK Lapua brass 43.2 Varget for both. They both shot ok but I changed to the 178 ELD Hornady and got better groups at 100yards and shot better out to a1000 yards.
Shooting a 1-12 twist 26 in barrel.
 

demonjigger

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175 TMK's out of a Snowy Mountain 308
2700 fps and tiny groups with 42.5 grains of IMR 4064
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1350' above sea level

I don't have any SMK load data. But I know TMK's don't like to jump as much as SMK's will
 

Fenix Mike

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Im running them in my LaRue 18 inch, 44.6 gr Varget, FGMM Lr primer, Lapua brass, 175 TMK at 2.840 COAL is getting me 2600 fps with a SD of around 5 across 10 rounds. Most consistent round ive shot at 1100 yards from a semi auto, prior to this I had Hornady 178 Amax, and also tried the Berger Jugg 185s. The groups opened up past 44.6 and I wasn't picking up much velocity, pressure signs started at 44.9 gr with popped primers, but its a semi auto, so likely youre going to be able to stretch that OAL out and get more consistency with a bolt gun.
 

kdarcy

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I just shot a 1000 ya match yesterday and had 3 tmk blow up out of 75 shots. My load was 44.3 of Varget . Has anyone else had these bullets come apart on them?