Sierra Introduces New 6.5mm 150 gr MatchKing Bullet


Sierra Bullets is proud to introduce a new addition to the legendary MatchKing® line. Shooters around the world will appreciate the accuracy and extreme long range performance of our new 6.5 mm 150 grain HPBT (#1755). A sleek 27 caliber elongated ogive and a final meplat reducing operation (pointing) provide an increased ballistic coefficient for optimal wind resistance and velocity retention. To ensure precise bullet to bore alignment, a unique bearing surface to ogive junction uses the same 1.5 degree angle commonly found in many match rifle chamber throats. This bullet requires a twist rate of 1:7.5” or faster to stabilize.

While they are recognized around the world for record-setting accuracy, MatchKing® and Tipped MatchKing® bullets are not recommended for most hunting applications. Although MatchKing® and Tipped MatchKing® bullets are commonly used for varmint hunting, their design will not provide the same reliable explosive expansion at equivalent velocities on varmints compared to their lightly jacketed Hornet, BlitzKing®, or Varminter counterparts.

The new 6.5 mm 150 grain HPBT bullets is available in boxes of 500 bullets (#1755C) with a suggested retail of $250.94 per box and boxes of 100 bullet (#1755) with a suggested retail of $50.98 per box.

Click here for 6.5 Creedmoor load data available for this bullet!

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32 Responses to Sierra Introduces New 6.5mm 150 gr MatchKing Bullet

  1. Brittius says:

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  2. Anthony Almeida says:

    I see you have load data for the new 150gr 6.5 SMK for 6.5 Creedmoor. What do you have for this bullet in .260 Remington


  3. Duane Madoerin says:

    When I click on the sentence for 6.5 Creedmoor load data the site says “Not Found Apologies, but the page you requested could not be found. Perhaps searching will help.”

    What do I need to do?




  4. Duane Madoerin says:

    Oops, I found it by using the search function…as it suggested.




  5. Duane says:

    That link worked fine.


  6. Ryan says:

    1:7.5″ twist is kind of a bummer. I’d bet most 6.5CM shooters are running 1:8 barrels so this round will likely not appeal to them. Maybe try it in my next barrel.


    • They may shoot in some 8 twists, but not all of them.


      • Doug says:

        Built a 7.5 twist bartlein 6.5 creedmoor just for this bullet. They are shooters (sub 1/4”) but really long at .020 off lands and .250 over mag length for my other repeater creedmoor. The 7.5 is a single shot and actually throated short as I could to still get max powder capacity. Tried jumping the bullet at mag length in my 8 twist and shoot +1” groups. Three in .25” with consistent flyers which is expected with this much jump. Doesn’t seem to be a twist issue as much as a jump issue. The flyers went away when set out to lands in 8” barrel but loaded hot at 42.6 H4350. But to cut a throat to meet the lands for a repeater kills the powder capacity. With a 6.5/284 this bullet will be perfect. Going to be my next build and will probably stay with 8 twist barrel. Thoughts?


      • Glenn Motley says:

        Do you have any idea when these projectiles will be available in Australia? Just cant wait to try them in my 6.5X55AI.


      • Glenn we have them in stock and currently shipping. Please check with your local dealer and make sure they have some ordered for you.


  7. John Niemann says:

    How about 6.5 x 47 Lapua load data?

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  8. 65brlapua says:

    I second the 6.5×47 load data request.


  9. Hello. Do you think a 1 in 8 twist will work in a 6.5 x 284? Thanks


  10. Sébasten says:

    Pourriez vous donner la longueur de l’ogive?



  11. Glenn Motley says:

    Hi would this projectile work in a 1:8 twist as indicated in the 6.5CM data as it is stated in the product description recommended This bullet requires a barrel twist rate of 1×7.5” or faster. Would love to try this in a 6.5X55 AI Running 140 Berger’s @ 3053fps at the moment using a 1:8 Maddco bbl.


  12. Rob skillett says:

    I ordered a box but if u don’t have them in stock please cancel . I fought finding 142 SMK last year don’t want that fight this year


  13. Jeff says:

    I think there is a group of silhouette shooters that would like this bullet for high power silhouette if it would work in a 6.5×47. It is a popular round for HP silhouette.


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  15. Dan H. says:

    I would like load data using the 264, 150 grain matchking for 26 nosler, please.
    Thank you


  16. Anthony Almeida says:

    I understand that Sierra is working on the 6th edition reloading manual. I’ve been using Sierra bullets for nearly 35 years, and I love them.

    I hope the new manual covers the full spectrum of Sierra bullets for my favorite calibers, such as .260 Remington, 6mm x 47 Laupa, 6.5x 47 Lapua, and 280 Remington/ 280 A.I.

    Any word on when the new manual will be available?

    Thanks, and keep up the great products.

    Tony Almeida


  17. Dick says:

    Entirely to much attention paid to the 6.5 Creedmoor. More information is needed for 260 Rem,
    6.5 X 47 Lapua. In regards to the 6.5-150 Sierra. How many records have been broken
    with the Creedmoor? Not steel gong records. But accuracy records.


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