210 Sierra Mk VS Berger 210's

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I recently shot some Sierra 210 MK's that absolutely rocked out of my 300 Win. But, the cost of that bullet is prohibitive when it comes to shooting 3-4 hours at a time. How difficult is it to get the 210 Bergers to shoot? I am not overly familiar with that bullet as I have always shot Sierras or Lapuas. Any direction or recommendations are appreciated.
 

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I have used the 208 amax and bthp with good results out of my 300wm. about the cheapest, accurate bullet available at about 30-34 a box of 100. set to .030 off. Using H1000 about 2850 fps.
 

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Yup look at the 208 AMAX. Excellent in my 300WM.
 

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Wildboarem, Sierra's in general are not overly expensive except when you get to the 210 MK which is considered a L/R specialty bullet, then the price goes up substantially. even at the 500 round price the 210 Sierra is 20-25 bucks more. The 50 round boxes are 38 and up in some places. I reckon I'll look at the 208 AMAX.
 

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Wildboarem, Sierra's in general are not overly expensive except when you get to the 210 MK which is considered a L/R specialty bullet, then the price goes up substantially. even at the 500 round price the 210 Sierra is 20-25 bucks more. The 50 round boxes are 38 and up in some places. I reckon I'll look at the 208 AMAX.

I'm glad I shoot the 208 AMAX then, I had no idea Sierra was making target bullets out of unabtanium

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I was shocked when I paid for my last box of 210 SMKs to try out too. Box of 100 175 SMKs are about $38. Box of 50 210 SMKs were $45. Box of 100 210 Berger VLDs are around $52. Think I'll try the VLDs next.

The 175 SMKs shoot about .350" out of my .300RUM @ 3320fps.
210 SMKs shoot about .500" @ 3150fps.
Hopefully the VLDs will be about 3100 or so.

Too bad, because I really like the SMKs, and the 210s hit like a freight train out at 1K yds.
 

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Yep, I just can't see why they are so much higher than the Bergers. It is what it is, but my gun loves them. I shot them out to 850 and they were dead nuts on and easy to tune too.