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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-28-2020, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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is the sierra .243 90gr game changer the same hpbt gameking but with a tip? any one shot any? i see the gameking 85 loaded ammo seems to be being replaced with the 90 game changer, just wondering if they are going to phase out the hpbt? they shoot so good in my handis i kinda hope they keep making them........but i have not tried the game changer.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-29-2020, 07:54 PM
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I love the 85 gr. Game King. That and my .243 Superlight Handi make the most accurate rifle I own at 300 yards. Possible contenders are the .30-40 Krag and the .356/.358. Both are very accurate, but I haven't proved them at 300 or 300 plus yards. Don't get me wrong, the Game King does everything well. BUT! I don't hunt deer with the .243. It's my dedicated coyote/varmint rifle. I'd be spooky about shooting our Michigan deer with a .243 Hollow point. I think the Game Changer may just work better for those of you who hunt deer with a .243.

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you think it may be better Pete? i love that 85 game king. i can't see a more accurate round in my rifles. so far it has done well on does here. well enough it surprised me. have not killed anything over 120lb but id think it will do as well. only have seen pass through so far.

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oh i did look on the sierra site, they make no comparison between the two. just looking at the pics it looks like a different profile to me, longer ogive.

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Mike, I've never retrieved a Gameking either. I think if they're not fragmenting in a 120 lb doe they should work well on the bigger boys too. If the poop don't stink, don't stir it!

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Mike, I've never retrieved a Gameking either. I think if they're not fragmenting in a 120 lb doe they should work well on the bigger boys too. If the poop don't stink, don't stir it!



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yep, the obvious answer is to reload. i'm working towards it.

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