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#3214703 - 10/11/19 03:52 PM 60gr Nosler Partition vs 65gr Sierra Gameking SBT
Scrumbag Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 01/04/19
Posts: 111
Loc: UK
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

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#3214729 - 10/11/19 09:53 PM Re: 60gr Nosler Partition vs 65gr Sierra Gameking SBT [Re: Scrumbag]
why Online
Die Hard Member

Registered: 08/29/14
Posts: 695
Loc: md eastern shore
I would go with whichever one shot best in my rifle. There both Good bullets.

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#3214730 - 10/11/19 10:03 PM Re: 60gr Nosler Partition vs 65gr Sierra Gameking SBT [Re: Scrumbag]
mbaysinger89 Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 07/08/13
Posts: 1200
Loc: kansas
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.

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#3214738 - 10/12/19 01:47 AM Re: 60gr Nosler Partition vs 65gr Sierra Gameking SBT [Re: mbaysinger89]
arlaunch Offline
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Registered: 04/09/17
Posts: 374
Loc: OR
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.
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#3214755 - 10/12/19 11:43 AM Re: 60gr Nosler Partition vs 65gr Sierra Gameking SBT [Re: Scrumbag]
Scrumbag Offline
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Registered: 01/04/19
Posts: 111
Loc: UK
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

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#3214758 - 10/12/19 12:24 PM Re: 60gr Nosler Partition vs 65gr Sierra Gameking SBT [Re: Scrumbag]
ackleyman Offline
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Registered: 01/08/03
Posts: 8498
Loc: Hickville
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

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#3214999 - 10/15/19 02:01 AM Re: 60gr Nosler Partition vs 65gr Sierra Gameking SBT [Re: ackleyman]
Huckleberry75 Offline
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Registered: 01/20/15
Posts: 653
Loc: Yukon, OK-ish
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^^^

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#3215035 - 10/15/19 01:33 PM Re: 60gr Nosler Partition vs 65gr Sierra Gameking SBT [Re: Scrumbag]
Hayabusa1321 Online
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Registered: 10/08/12
Posts: 128
Loc: Illinois/Missouri
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.

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#3215963 - 10/23/19 05:38 PM Re: 60gr Nosler Partition vs 65gr Sierra Gameking SBT [Re: Scrumbag]
Scrumbag Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 01/04/19
Posts: 111
Loc: UK
Well, trying out the Sierra’s tomorrow

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#3215971 - 10/23/19 07:00 PM Re: 60gr Nosler Partition vs 65gr Sierra Gameking SBT [Re: Scrumbag]
arlaunch Offline
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Registered: 04/09/17
Posts: 374
Loc: OR
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.
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#3219493 - 11/23/19 06:46 PM Re: 60gr Nosler Partition vs 65gr Sierra Gameking SBT [Re: mbaysinger89]
Ghostman Offline
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Registered: 12/18/07
Posts: 506
Loc: Maryland
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.

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#3223645 - 12/20/19 05:08 AM Re: 60gr Nosler Partition vs 65gr Sierra Gameking SBT [Re: Scrumbag]
LDhunter Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 05/10/01
Posts: 2142
Loc: NW Florida Piney Woods
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.
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#3225992 - 01/01/20 11:48 PM Re: 60gr Nosler Partition vs 65gr Sierra Gameking SBT [Re: Scrumbag]
6GUNSONLY Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 02/06/06
Posts: 728
Loc: NW Alabama
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.

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#3226436 - 01/04/20 04:24 PM Re: 60gr Nosler Partition vs 65gr Sierra Gameking SBT [Re: Scrumbag]
zr600 Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 02/21/14
Posts: 1371
Loc: North dakota
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.

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#3226777 - 01/06/20 09:41 AM Re: 60gr Nosler Partition vs 65gr Sierra Gameking SBT [Re: Scrumbag]
hunter67wa Offline
New Member

Registered: 05/24/19
Posts: 7
Loc: Wyoming
the 65 SGK has worked well for me with H4895

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