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Posted: 12/28/2005 6:01:55 AM EDT
Here is an email from Sierra regarding my request for information on when Sierra would offer the public their 77g. SMK cannelure bullet...


Robert,

We have no plans to offer this bullet to the general public at this time. We consider this a custom bullet for government use since they spec'd out the cannelure size, depth, and location. As long as a customer keeps their orders up to a particular level, we allow them to have the exclusive on that bullet. Although this is a different situation and no exclusivity was asked for, we have our machines running this bullet every moment we are operating the plant and keep this for their exclusive use. Offering this bullet to the general public would only increase demand and we do not want to run the military short to service the public at this time.

Once things change overseas, we may look at putting this bullet on the market if the demand is still there.

We find most would rather use the standard 77 (as the Special Forces do) instead of taking our perfect jacket with a gear ran over it! Our guys shake their heads every time they watch our great 77's fall out of the cannelure machine....
Thank you and have a great New Years.

Matt Reams
Sierra Bullets

Link Posted: 12/28/2005 6:07:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 6:08:33 AM EDT by photoman]
Someone is a little out of touch i think.....

Granted the 77grSMK even with the canlure isn't the best from a terminal ballistics aspect so....
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 6:13:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 6:14:20 AM EDT by mr_wilson]
FWIW, the cannelured round is NOT necessary for use with AR15s. I been slinging thousands of 'em for years with no need for the cannelure at all.

Mike

ps - you can always buy them "cannelured" from the EE (as there's a guy there that sells 'em) or purchase a machine and do them yourself.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 6:16:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 6:17:16 AM EDT by Rmplstlskn]

Originally Posted By photoman:
Someone is a little out of touch i think.....

Granted the 77grSMK even with the canlure isn't the best from a terminal ballistics aspect so....



Yeah, but trying to replicate what Black Hills puts out was fun... If I can only find out the powder they use....?

My focus is back on the 75g. Hornady OTM....

Rmpl
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 6:23:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Rmplstlskn:
Yeah, but trying to replicate what Black Hills puts out was fun... If I can only find out the powder they use....?

Rmpl



www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=9&t=419366, may be some help for ya...

Mike
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 6:43:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mr_wilson:

Originally Posted By Rmplstlskn:
Yeah, but trying to replicate what Black Hills puts out was fun... If I can only find out the powder they use....?

Rmpl



www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=9&t=419366, may be some help for ya...

Mike



Yep, tried those... very nice and very close. I haven't had the time to truly experiment with Varget -vs- TAC...

Rmpl
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:55:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By photoman:
Someone is a little out of touch i think.....

Granted the 77grSMK even with the canlure isn't the best from a terminal ballistics aspect so....


Yup. Ask him to come over to the boards and search or hang out.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:57:58 AM EDT
Man, that guy's got some issues...
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