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Sierra Bullets - .30 Cal 200 gr HPBT Match (500 count) - 2231C

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  • Sierra Bullets .30 Caliber 200 grain HPBT Match, model 2231C, 500 count. Image shows a single copper bullet with a pointed boat tail design, isolated on a white background. The 'MatchKing' logo is displayed in a yellow circle in the corner, emphasizing its precision for competitive shooting.
  • Sierra Bullets .30 Caliber 200 grain HPBT Match, model 2231C, 500 count packaging. The image shows a green and yellow cardboard ammunition box with detailed graphics of a bullet and a ram on the lid, along with the Sierra logo and bullet specifications clearly visible on the side.
MSRP: $289.99
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Sierra .30 Cal 200 gr HPBT Match Bullets: A Detailed Overview

Introduction to Sierra's Precision Bullets

Sierra Bullets has established a stellar reputation for precision and reliability in the competitive shooting world. Their .30 Cal 200 grain HPBT (Hollow Point Boat Tail) Match bullets, with the product number 2231, exemplify the commitment to accuracy that long-range shooters demand. Introduced in January 2018, these bullets are designed to enhance shooting performance significantly.

Design and Ballistic Features

The Sierra .30 Cal 200 gr HPBT Match bullet incorporates a sophisticated 27 caliber elongated ogive and undergoes a meplat reducing process known as pointing. This critical step increases the bullet’s ballistic coefficient, thereby improving wind resistance and velocity retention over long distances. These features ensure that the bullet maintains a stable trajectory and provides exceptional accuracy essential for hitting distant targets accurately.

Unique Construction for Enhanced Alignment

One of the standout features of the Sierra HPBT Match bullets is their unique bearing surface to ogive junction, which includes a 1.5-degree angle. This design is tailored to align perfectly with many match rifle chamber throats, promoting precise bullet-to-bore alignment. This precision is what sets the Sierra HPBT Match apart, contributing significantly to its renowned accuracy.

Suitability for Competitive Shooting vs. Hunting

While the Sierra MatchKing® and Tipped MatchKing® lines are renowned worldwide for their record-setting accuracy, they are optimized for competitive shooting rather than hunting. These bullets are suitable for varmint hunting but are primarily engineered for match conditions, focusing on precision rather than terminal ballistics. For hunting applications requiring explosive expansion, Sierra’s Hornet, Blitz, or Varminter bullets might be more appropriate.

Optimal Rifle Compatibility

The Sierra .30 Cal 200 gr HPBT Match bullets are best suited for rifles with a minimum twist rate of 1 in 9 inches. This specification ensures that the bullets perform optimally across various firearms, making them a versatile choice for shooters involved in long-range precision disciplines.

Conclusion: The Impact on Long-Range Shooting

The Sierra .30 Cal 200 gr HPBT Match bullets continue to be a game-changer in the world of precision shooting. Their meticulous design and exceptional performance make them indispensable for shooters aiming to achieve peak accuracy at long distances. As these bullets continue to meet the rigorous demands of precision shooters worldwide, they remain a preferred choice for those dedicated to excellence in their shooting endeavors.

By focusing on advanced ballistic technology and precise manufacturing, Sierra Bullets ensures that the .30 Cal 200 gr HPBT Match remains at the forefront of long-range shooting innovations, offering unmatched accuracy and reliability for serious competitors.

Ballistic Coefficients and Velocity Ranges :

  • .715 @ 2000 fps and above
  • .695 between 1720 & 2000 fps
  • .660 @ 1720 fps and below
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Additional Information

.30 Cal
Model / Type:
HPBT Match
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2 Reviews

  • 5
    High BC 200 gr SMKs

    Posted by Utah F-Class on Jun 4th 2024

    Thanks to Bullet Central for another great deal and transaction. These new long 200 gr high BC bullets shoot very well, and at the higher altitude in Utah they are stable in a 10 twist barrel.

  • 5
    Great Looking product. I have shot the 200 MK quite a bit at midrange. I will be able to test them better at long range in a while.

    Posted by Justin Covey on Sep 22nd 2023

    Will be trying at 900 and 1000

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