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#3213378 - 09/27/19 12:36 AM 223 69gr Sierra Match King Bullets for Varmints???
LDhunter Offline
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Registered: 05/10/01
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Loc: NW Florida Piney Woods
I just absolutely love to shoot the 69gr Sierra Matchking bullets at targets but next year I'm planning a prairie dog or some other kind of varmint hunting "out west" and want to know if these bullets will work.

I imagine there is no problem with killing prairie dogs but we all love aerial acrobatics. I suspect I'll have to go with a more varmint oriented bullet but thought I'd ask.

How about marmots?

Any other varmints I should consider?
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#3213388 - 09/27/19 08:30 AM Re: 223 69gr Sierra Match King Bullets for Varmints??? [Re: LDhunter]
LDhunter Offline
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Never mind... I found this thread and although it is about coyotes and not prairie dogs it might well be what I was looking for which is the 69gr TMK.

http://www.predatormastersforums.com/for...1007&page=1
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#3214980 - 10/14/19 09:33 PM Re: 223 69gr Sierra Match King Bullets for Varmints??? [Re: LDhunter]
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I don’t think matchking bullets are ideal for prairie dogs or coyotes. Will they work, yes, more or less.

For prairie dogging I’d look to a 50-55 grain, highly frangible bullet. That’s where the phrase ‘red mist’ comes from.
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#3227950 - 01/13/20 07:00 AM Re: 223 69gr Sierra Match King Bullets for Varmints??? [Re: LDhunter]
sscoyote Offline
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Registered: 11/28/02
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Loc: pueblo, co
Might be interesting to see how the 60TMK performs on pd's though. Never tried it yet but it'd be nice for someone to and report back to us. May be good to have the 53 V-max for backup--sure have had some great red-misters with that bullet.

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#3228142 - 01/14/20 08:05 AM Re: 223 69gr Sierra Match King Bullets for Varmints??? [Re: muskrat30]
crapshoot Offline
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Originally Posted By: muskrat30
I don’t think matchking bullets are ideal for prairie dogs or coyotes. Will they work, yes, more or less.

For prairie dogging I’d look to a 50-55 grain, highly frangible bullet. That’s where the phrase ‘red mist’ comes from.


Dont know about p-dogs but I've been using 68gr match hp's on coyotes for years and love them as far as killing/stopping power goes.
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#3228321 - 01/15/20 05:39 AM Re: 223 69gr Sierra Match King Bullets for Varmints??? [Re: LDhunter]
sscoyote Offline
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I also used the 69 Sierra and 69 Nosler Comp and had the same results myself on coyotes out of my AR 223 AI.

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#3228371 - 01/15/20 03:46 PM Re: 223 69gr Sierra Match King Bullets for Varmints??? [Re: LDhunter]
LDhunter Offline
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Loc: NW Florida Piney Woods
It's really hard to beat a Matchking, be it either the regular hollow point or the Tipped variety and the Tipped Game Changers are gaining quite the reputation as well.
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