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Sierra Tipped Matchking .224 Bullets

Sierra Tipped Matchking .224 Bullets

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Most respected is Sierra’s Boat Tail Hollow Point (BTHP) MatchKing range. They have recenelty added a new model called the Tipped MatchKing (TMK), which does away with the slim hollow point nose and replaces it with a synthetic tip, which offers more consistency and is magazinefriendly too. In .224” there are two TMK options 69 and 77-grain, these do not replace their BTHPs of the same weights as they’re still available in 52, 53, 69, 77, 80 and 90-grains. All MatchKings offer variable ballistic coefficients (BC) as to velocity and comparing the TMKs to the 69 and 77-grain BTHPs shows considerable increases in the BCs.

At 2800-fps and above the 69 BTHP has a BC of .301, the comparable TMK is .375 at 2700 fps +. The 77 TMK a BC of .420 at 2400 fps + compared to a BC of .362 at 2500 fps +. However on either type sectional density remains the same at .196 (69) and .219 (77) accordingly. TMKs in both weight reloads shot in a 20”, 1-8” twist, heavy barrelled AR15 showed better down range performance than the BTHPs.


  • Prices: 69-grain #7169; £29.30 (100), £143.50 (500) 77-grain #7177; £33.90 (100), £165.40 (500)
  • Contact: Henry Krank & Co Ltd, 0113 256 9163, www.henrykrank.com