I expect better Sierra....

Gary

SE Kansas
I bought some seconds from Sierra a couple of years ago and they were better than those.
 

Walks

Well-Known Member
Sierra seconds were a staple when I was growing up. Just a short drive over to Santa Fe Springs, Last price was 50cents a lb.
Course that was when that blasted peanut farmer was in office.
I sure wouldn't pay 25cents a lb for those.
 

Ole_270

Well-Known Member
I thought Sierra bought Barnes Bullets from the remington bankruptcy sale? Sierra is roughly 3 hours Northeast of me, but I've never been to the plant or Starline next door. Been meaning to get over there sometime and take a tour.
 

CZ93X62

Official forum enigma
I don't select the J-words used in my rifles, the rifles do the selecting. My current rifles strongly prefer Nosler bullets, both Partitions and Ballistic Tips. Most of my J-word shooting gets done in 22 caliber, the larger bullets are 95% castings.

To that end, In dropped $270 yesterday on Roto's 87/12/1 alloy. Let's get this party started, Kalifornistan!
 
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fiver

Well-Known Member
they aren't lead.
the mix is bismuth-tin-antimony.
listed as a legal shot-shell mix for waterfowl and upland bird hunting.

as I remember the whole sequence.
rem. bought sierra just a couple of months before their bankruptcy, sierra managed to escape the whole thing with a buy back by the former owner and was able to acquire Barnes since Remington literally bought them a few days before filing.
I don't know how the whole thing worked out, but the prices surely look like they need a higher profit margin to make it work.
 

Walks

Well-Known Member
I miss the Nosler .270 150gr solid base. I've been hoarding them for almost 20yrs. Finally ran out in 2019. Got a 5 shot one hole group at 100yrds outa my 1974 Rem 700 that measured .429dia. I know because I laid the target flat on the bench and put a .428dia .44-40 bullet into the hole and lifted the target straight up. then i pinned the target on the wall of the garage and the silverfish ate it.

If those Sierra Tipped Matchkings are 4 years old, isn't that about the time they started making them. An email with the lot number should help.
 

CZ93X62

Official forum enigma
Yeah, shooting/hunting/casting has been done in fits and starts for a while around here. Some odd lots of 223 brass I found in the Bear Habitat recently will be the new homes for those 22 bullets you sent my way. In fact, I just sized them (.225") and gave them some Canauba Red in the grooves with their red-coat Hornady end caps. The green PC bullets will find their way into 22-250 loads at some point.
 

fiver

Well-Known Member
we oughta get a group discount at the USPS with all the stuff we shuffle around the country.
 

Ian

Notorious member
True that.

I just wish they'd sell "forever" postage stamps in the various flat rate box denominations so I could just slap one on and stick it in my mailbox whenever rather than have to drive to the P.O. on my dinner break.

I'd also appreciate a "mini" box for $4.65, about 2x2x4".
 

glassparman

"OK, OK, I'm going as fast as I don't want to go!"
CV93X62 - I used to come through Redlands a lot. We had a house in Arrowhead that burned in the Cedar Glen fire I think in '03 or '04. Then my parents bought a place in Cherry Valley just past you.

Kalifornistan sucks but I sure love my Mojave desert and my salary! Gonna get out of here in a couple years and happily cast and shoot bullets till I'm dead in a free state. Born and raised here but can't afford to retire here.

Back to the original post, I bought several batches of Sierra seconds in the past. 123 gr stuff for 7.62x39. The only problem I could find was the canulure was not consistent in distance from the ogive. This made seating all the same length problematic.

Mike
 

RicinYakima

High Steppes of Eastern Washington
True that.

I just wish they'd sell "forever" postage stamps in the various flat rate box denominations so I could just slap one on and stick it in my mailbox whenever rather than have to drive to the P.O. on my dinner break.

I'd also appreciate a "mini" box for $4.65, about 2x2x4".
I have the USPS web site saved and print my own flat rate labels at home.
 

Brad

Administrator
Staff member
Only way to go- print them at home. Even plain paper and tape works well.
I ain’t got time to wait at the PO. Print at home and just drop in the box in the lobby at the PO and head back to living.
 

462

California's Central Coast Amid The Insanity
"Click and Ship". No standing in a time-wasting and slow-moving line surrounded by weird strangers.
 

waco

Springfield, Oregon
Just got an email for Sierra

We are sorry that this product got out to you. This is not acceptable. Can you please send us your contact information and mailing address. Thank you.

That was a pretty fast response.