After WWII, the popularity of shooting in the U.S. rose to unprecedented levels, and it entailed a surge in demand for high-quality ammunition. However, access to rifle ammo was limited due to the economic reconversion, and reloading was the only way out for competitive shooters, hunters, and civilians owning a gun for self-defense.
Recognizing that, three aircraft machinists, Frank Snow, Loren Harbor, and Jim Spivey, teamed up to establish Sierra Bullets in 1947. The venture was successful, and soon the company outgrew its facility and moved to a larger one.
Since the late 40s, the company has come a long way, changing several locations, hiring new people, and expanding into new products. Today, Sierra owns large manufacturing facilities with a state-of-the-art metallurgical laboratory, advanced bullet assembly equipment, quality control systems, and an almost 1000-feet test range. The company makes rifle and handgun bullets and ammunition.
Sierra Reloading Bullets
Sierra aspires for consistency of performance of its bullets, so only the finest raw materials are used for manufacturing.
Sierra uses gilding metal to manufacture bullet jackets. Gilding metal is an alloy consisting of 95% of copper and 5% of zinc. Compared to full-copper jackets, jackets with zinc content are harder and considerably reduce copper fouling.
Bullet cores are also manufactured in-house. The company uses four lead alloys with varying antimony and tin content and pure lead to achieve the best combination of expansion and accuracy.
Sierra Ammo & Bullets for Sale
Gritr Sports offers an array of high-quality Sierra bullets in a variety of popular rifle and handgun calibers, such as .223, .308, 6.5mm, 9mm, and so on. If your primary concern is accuracy, consider the Sierra MatchKing high BC hollow-point boat-tail target bullets. Choose the Sierra GameKing HP/spitzer/FMJ boat-tail bullets for hunting deer-sized game animals. The Sierra Tipped GameKing bullets are a combination of a MatchKing HP design and a greet tip providing superior velocity retention downrange.
Sierra bullets load data is in the public domain.
Sierra ammo exists in 7 most popular calibers - 9mm, .380 ACP, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, .223 Rem. .300 AAC Blackout, and 6.5 Creedmoor.