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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-20-2010, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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I have been reloading for a while now and before I started I have always shot reloaded ammo from my 7mm mag. (I have a close friend with the same gun and we would reload at his house.) For at least the past 4 to 6 months I cannot find a sierra gameking bullet for 7mm in 140 grains. I have looked everywhere on the internet and all the gun stores around. Does anybody have any idea why these are so hard to come by now? I emailed sierra and to my surprise they responded the next day with their reason that since Obama came into office these have been hard to get and they should be available in 4 to 6 weeks. Just about all other bullets sierra makes are available except for the 140 grain gameking for 7mm. Why these particular ones are so hard to find is beyond me.
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Surprisingly not even MidwayUSA has them...but the expected in-stock date is 10-27. I've had good luck with the Sierra Prohunters, the only difference between the two that I can see is that the Gamekings are boat-tail bullet and the Prohunters aren't.
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I do a little work for the Remington plant up the road. They tell me since Obama came to power, they have been runnin wide open. Currently they are running with an 18 month backlog. They are sellin everything they can make faster than they can make it. And it doesn't seem to matter what. I had thought the craze for shootin supplies had eased a bit. The shelves in the stores I go to seem to be more full than they were a year ago.

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I do a little work for the Remington plant up the road. They tell me since Obama came to power, they have been runnin wide open. Currently they are running with an 18 month backlog. They are sellin everything they can make faster than they can make it. And it doesn't seem to matter what. I had thought the craze for shootin supplies had eased a bit. The shelves in the stores I go to seem to be more full than they were a year ago.
This is kind of random, but since you said you do a little work for Remington....why is Remington .22lr such low quality? Like the golden bullets, thunderbolts, cyclones..ect..ect.
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I noticed that Midway had an expected arrival date for 10/27 but they also had one about a month ago for 9/30. Who knows when they will be in stock. At least the folks at Sierra that I talked to said they were trying to catch up.
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This is kind of random, but since you said you do a little work for Remington....why is Remington .22lr such low quality? Like the golden bullets, thunderbolts, cyclones..ect..ect.
I have no idea about their quality issues. I own a sandblast / powdercoating operation here in Western KY and I do a little work for them. All I meant was due to obama people are buying more than can be produced. The Reminton plant here says they are sellin faster than they can build and it doesn't matter what product they are producing, everything sells. They aren't trying to keep a balance of products on the market, just whatever they can put together. The same thing might apply to Sierra bullets, dunno. Apparently there not producing enough if you can't find them. All I know is the gun/shooting manufacturers are under a big strain to produce. Or were. I thought that had eased a bit. The Remington plant here is undergoing an expansion of about 50%. Good thing for the local economy. There is a gun shop here that has a picture of Obama on the wall with a sign that says, "Salesman of the Year. Two years in a row"

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the 140 grain are hard to find because it is popular with all cartridges that use 7mm bullets ex 7mm-08, 7mm mauser, 280 rem. etc. Have you tried some heavier bullets in you 7mm mag? Ballisticly speaking the 150-160 range bullets are idea for the 7mag when you compare velocity vs. energy vs trajectory.

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Yes we have tried the 150 and the 165 and neither one shoots as good as the 140's. Dont get me wrong they shoot decent but they are as accurate as the 140. I guess I will have to wait till production picks up and stock up on them so I dont have this problem again.
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