Sierra Announces a .264 Caliber Bullet to the MatchKing Line

Richard Johnson
by Richard Johnson
Sierra MatchKing 6.5mm

Sierra Bullets is a long time manufacturer of projectiles for the firearms industry. Some of its designs are legendary, and many shooters prefer its designs to any of the other options on the market.

One of the company’s best known bullet lines is the MatchKing. These bullets have proven to be extremely accurate in the hands of many a skilled shooter.

Recently, the company announced an expansion of the line. The new offering is a .264 caliber HPBT bullet with a weight of 150 grains. This new bullet should provide another good option to anyone loading a long range round for any number of 6.5mm cartridges.

According to the company, the bullet has a “elongated ogive and a final meplat reducing operation (pointing) [to provide] an increased ballistic coefficient for optimal wind resistance and velocity retention.” Sierra Bullets recommends a barrel twist rate that is no slower than 1:7.5″ to ensure proper stabilization of the bullet.

These new 6.5 mm MatchKing bullets with be offered in two different quantities to hand loading enthusiasts: 100 bullet boxes and 500 bullet boxes. The suggested retail price of the 100 bullet package is $50.98. If you prefer to buy in bulk, the larger box will cost a bit more – though ever so slightly cheaper per bullet – at $250.94.

Richard Johnson
Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.

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  • Spencerhut Spencerhut on Oct 21, 2017

    It's a bullet for a real mans caliber, not some wimpy 6.5 Creedmoor.

  • James Wilson James Wilson on Oct 21, 2017

    1:8 stabilizes 160s just fine in the lowly 6.5x55. It will stabilize these 150 with ease.

    • Kaban Kaban on Oct 22, 2017

      @James Wilson Bearing surfaces are probably different, though.

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