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7.62x51mm 135 gr Sierra Varmiter #15377928 11/03/20
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Winchester loaded a batch of 7.62x51mm with 135 gr Sierra Varminter bullets for an Australian government contract.

I assume for predator control? I assume 7.62X51mm for some kind of semi-auto rifle, but port pressure was not part of the specification? I would be interested in hearing results.

How come "they" came to the US to get these loaded?

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Where did you hear this?

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I watched them come off the loader at Winchester.

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Originally Posted by mag410
I watched them come off the loader at Winchester.

It's pretty cool to have an "insider" here on the forum. Thanks for sharing the information you have!


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Retired, but my memory is pretty good. ....sometimes....

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They used to use the Speer 130gn HP for feral control. That bullet has a great reputation as a pig bullet in the .308. I guess they got a bit of a deal on the Sierra bullet instead.

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Accuracy was pretty good for Winchester. Head and shoulders better than Winchester Q3031 (M80) 7.61X51mm which may be worst .308 diameter bullet in existence.


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