60gr Nosler Partition vs 65gr Sierra Gameking SBT

Posted by: Scrumbag

60gr Nosler Partition vs 65gr Sierra Gameking SBT - 10/11/19 03:52 PM

Hi folks,

Trying out the Partition vs Gameking in my 1:9 .223 Rem CZ527 for small bodied deer.

Any thoughts on what will be better for deer?
Thinking of Ramshot TAC powder - any other thoughts?
Any stability concerns?

I guess it's the relatively short but fast MV vs the heavier, slightly slower yet slippier bullet.

What's your experience folks? Any good loads or bright ideas?

Thanks in advance,

Scrummy
Posted by: why

Re: 60gr Nosler Partition vs 65gr Sierra Gameking SBT - 10/11/19 09:53 PM

I would go with whichever one shot best in my rifle. There both Good bullets.
Posted by: mbaysinger89

Re: 60gr Nosler Partition vs 65gr Sierra Gameking SBT - 10/11/19 10:03 PM

Partition is a legendary deer bullet for a reason. That being said I shoot 22 caliber sierras at deer. It depends of you want a solid bonded bullet, or a slightly fragmenting bullet.
Posted by: arlaunch

Re: 60gr Nosler Partition vs 65gr Sierra Gameking SBT - 10/12/19 01:47 AM

Gold Dot 20% off rebate

I have not got around to trying these yet. Very soon though i hope. I bought a pile of them because of the ballistic gel test performance, youtube accuracy and low price.

I am in the process of selling my house and moving and such. I want to go shoot but can't seem to get out there.
Posted by: Scrumbag

Re: 60gr Nosler Partition vs 65gr Sierra Gameking SBT - 10/12/19 11:43 AM

I've heard good things about the Gold Dot and be interesting to try.

I've just sorted out some Speer 120gr SPBT for my 257 Roberts and be interested to see if they work well.

The Sierra's are proving a bit hard to get hold of, everyone seems to be back ordered.

Scrummy
Posted by: ackleyman

Re: 60gr Nosler Partition vs 65gr Sierra Gameking SBT - 10/12/19 12:24 PM

Three bullets here have worked well on hogs:

64g Winchester

65g Sierra

62g ttsx

55g speer gold dot, not tried the 62 or 75 yet
Posted by: Huckleberry75

Re: 60gr Nosler Partition vs 65gr Sierra Gameking SBT - 10/15/19 02:01 AM

Originally Posted By: ackleyman
Three bullets here have worked well on hogs:

64g Winchester

65g Sierra

62g ttsx

55g speer gold dot, not tried the 62 or 75 yet


Any of these are solid recommendations....as usual from this guy^^^
Posted by: Hayabusa1321

Re: 60gr Nosler Partition vs 65gr Sierra Gameking SBT - 10/15/19 01:33 PM

I'm sure both would suffice. I'd lean towards the partition out of the two.

My son at 6 (last year) shot several deer with the 62 ttsx and it performed great.
Posted by: Scrumbag

Re: 60gr Nosler Partition vs 65gr Sierra Gameking SBT - 10/23/19 05:38 PM

Well, trying out the Sierra’s tomorrow
Posted by: arlaunch

Re: 60gr Nosler Partition vs 65gr Sierra Gameking SBT - 10/23/19 07:00 PM

There was a member on here who shot that load and gave it good reviews. (TAC/65gr GK)

It seems he said it was around Sierra's book max in the AR-15 section.

I noticed a huge difference using WSR primers with TAC powder. I have no idea why but..... Velocities went up and velocity spreads went down. Accuracy at 100 yards was better. Not way better, but better. And that is better.
Posted by: Ghostman

Re: 60gr Nosler Partition vs 65gr Sierra Gameking SBT - 11/23/19 06:46 PM

Originally Posted By: mbaysinger89
Partition is a legendary deer bullet for a reason. That being said I shoot 22 caliber sierras at deer. It depends of you want a solid bonded bullet, or a slightly fragmenting bullet.


Neither bullet is bonded.
Posted by: LDhunter

Re: 60gr Nosler Partition vs 65gr Sierra Gameking SBT - 12/20/19 05:08 AM

The 60gr Nosler Partition is truly legendary for whitetail for those that do a lot of culling of medium to small sized deer or for that matter anyone that wants a low recoil deer bullet in a 223. I wouldn't use them for a midwestern whitetail but then some do.

They're also very popular for hogs if you can get a good angle to deliver the below the ear shot.
Posted by: 6GUNSONLY

Re: 60gr Nosler Partition vs 65gr Sierra Gameking SBT - 01/01/20 11:48 PM

I've had very good results with both of the bullets listed by the OP, in both .223 and a .223 WSSM I used to have.
Posted by: zr600

Re: 60gr Nosler Partition vs 65gr Sierra Gameking SBT - 01/04/20 04:24 PM

I shot the 65g Sierra in my old 22-250 for coyotes. It was a tougher bullet for coyotes never used it on deer but I think it would work on deer too. It was an accurate bullet.
Posted by: hunter67wa

Re: 60gr Nosler Partition vs 65gr Sierra Gameking SBT - 01/06/20 09:41 AM

the 65 SGK has worked well for me with H4895
Posted by: jimmy917

Re: 60gr Nosler Partition vs 65gr Sierra Gameking SBT - 01/06/20 12:12 PM

I've had good results with the 65 GK. As an added bonus,it has the same POI as my 50 V-MAX load @ 200.