Gold Medal Sierra MatchKing

Gold Medal Sierra MatchKing

Part #: GM223M3
Long range isn’t just a distance. It’s a state of mind. A dedication to push further. And it’s why Federal Premium® builds Gold Medal® rifle loads. The exclusive primer design provides the best sensitivity and most consistent ballistics in the industry. The precision-built Sierra® MatchKing® bullet is shot to win more matches than any other rifle bullet. It's the only choice for the world’s most elite shooters.
  • Caliber: 223 Rem
  • Bullet Weight (grains): 77
  • Bullet Style: Sierra MatchKing Boat-Tail Hollow Point
  • Muzzle Velocity: 2720
  • Ballistic Coefficient: .372
  • Package Quantity: 20
  • Use: Target Shooting
  • MSRP: $28.99



Velocity in feet per second
Muzzle 100 Y 200 Y 300 Y 400 Y 500 Y
2720 2481 2255 2041 1838 1652
Energy in Foot Pounds
Muzzle 100 Y 200 Y 300 Y 400 Y 500 Y
1265 1053 869 712 578 466
Wind Drift in Inches (at 10 mph)
Muzzle 100 Y 200 Y 300 Y 400 Y 500 Y
0 0.9 3.8 9 16.7 27.9
Wind Drift in Inches (at 10 MPH Crosswind)
Average Range
50 Y 100 Y 200 Y 300 Y
-0.1 -4.2 -15.2
Height of bullet trajectory in inches above or below line of sight if zeroed at 100 yards. Sights 1.5 inches above bore line.
Long Range
50 Y 100 Y 200 Y 300 Y 400 Y 500 Y
0.9 2.1 -9 -26.1 -54.1
Height of bullet trajectory in inches above or below line of sight if zeroed at 200 yards. Sights 1.5 inches above bore line.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Use this for long range I run this round in my custom built AR -- it has a Noveske 14.5" barrel (and pinned brake and I run a SureFire 7.62 suppressor) which has the Noveske chamber and has a 1:7 twist which is better for this heavier 77 gr bullet. I run a NightForce 4 X 16 ATACR optic. I'm shooting these 800 yards all day long. Our elevation is 6000' and is "high desert" so the air is thin - but my main point is that this round flat does the job. I have shot this round at 1040 yds but that's so far over it's range that you end up with "a few" hits out of a 30 round magazine... so I pretty much stop this gun at the 800 yard mark.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Accurate, very good, not perfect The 77gr SMK is an absolute beast of a round. Federal works up a good load. Accuracy is exceptional. Easy sub-MOA, tight 2” groups at 300 yards. 18” SPR 1:8. Only issue, it is relatively slow, 150 FPS below other 77gr SMK factory loads. In practice this is not as big a deal as it seems, especially inside of 600 yards. The velocity difference results in a .6 mil come-up difference at 600 yards, and trans-sonic at 780 yards versus 820 yards. If that matters to you, there are hotter loads, if that doesn’t, this is a great and very accurate round/load combo.
Date published: 2016-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly accurate Using a Savage 10 FCP with a 24 inch 1 in 9" twist barrel fired at 100 yards. The best group was .25 inches. I was surprise, but very impressed. Overall average was .3 inches with the worst group being .35 inches. I did not have equipment to test velocity, so no data. Would like to see performance at 300 to 500 yards.
Date published: 2014-10-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not so great out of WOA SPR barrel I expected more from these 77 grain bullets out of my white oak 18" SPR 1:7barrel. I was gettimg almost 2" groups at 100 yards and the velocity spead was over 100 fps, slowest being 2390 fps. I know it's not the gun or me because I can get sub MOA with hand loads all day.
Date published: 2014-06-08
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