close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Extreme Long Range Hunting & Shooting (ELR)

Extreme Long Range Hunting & Shooting (ELR) Over 1,000 Yds.

Reply

300 Berger or 300 SMK for hunting?

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #15  
Unread 08-29-2013, 03:22 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Norway
Posts: 69
Re: 300 Berger or 300 SMK for hunting?

Test fired a few rounds at 1941 yards today.
Used 96 grs of Viht N570 behind the 300SMK, and opened fire at at spot on a rock.
Cold bore was a 1/4 moa low and right, and the rest of the shots landed about 1 moa low of my aiming point. Vertical spread was very low, it seemed. Happy with the result, it was a hasty shooting since I was lying next to a road. Didn't want to piss of anyone out walking or riding a bike with the blast from my brake ;)

Will test at 2200 yards tomorrow, if weather is ok.

Reply With Quote
  •   #16  
    Unread 09-04-2013, 09:28 AM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Dec 2012
    Location: Taft tx
    Posts: 181
    Re: 300 Berger or 300 SMK for hunting?

    You need to try some Berger 300 gr Elite hunters same as the OTM compares to the BC Just a liter jacket so they have more expansion,
    __________________
    "It's a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word!" -- Andrew Jackson
    Reply With Quote

      #17  
    Unread 09-04-2013, 03:16 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Nov 2008
    Location: Nelson, New Zealand
    Posts: 366
    Re: 300 Berger or 300 SMK for hunting?

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by joseph floerke View Post
    You need to try some Berger 300 gr Elite hunters same as the OTM compares to the BC Just a liter jacket so they have more expansion,
    +1

    They cope with the high Cheytac case velocities as well
    Reply With Quote
      #18  
    Unread 11-09-2013, 06:34 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: New York, NY
    Posts: 272
    Re: 300 Berger or 300 SMK for hunting?

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Fiftydriver View Post
    At your velocity range, the SMK will offer more consistant expansion at ranges over 800 yards and especially at ranges over 1000 yards compared to the OTM. As mentioned the Gen 1 or hybrid hunter may offer a bit more expansion consistency but the OTM is a harder bullet.

    I use them in my 338 Allen Magnum as the standard bullet and have never seen any problems with expansion out to well past 1500 yards but that is with 500-600 fps more velocity at hand which makes a big difference.

    The 300 gr SMK has lost a bit of SEXINESS with the long range crowd but its still a very potent bullet choice, especially for big game hunting at long range.


    +1. I love the SMK it has worked well for me at a bunch of ranges and I trusted it on a Dahl sheep hunt wher it too performed flawlessly. It may not have the sex appeal of some of the others but it works
    Reply With Quote
      #19  
    Unread 11-10-2013, 10:25 AM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Jun 2011
    Location: SW Colorado
    Posts: 287
    Re: 300 Berger or 300 SMK for hunting?

    I am an elk guide in Colorado and ended up using my edge on 23 different elk this year. I run the SMK at 2795 in a 1-9.5 twist. Never needed more that one shot, which most were from 400-800yards. The expansion was very good on all shots even my bull at 1234. I would like to try the bergers but it is just hard to find them in stock. The SMKs will work great.

    Mike
    Reply With Quote
      #20  
    Unread 11-11-2013, 10:03 AM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Jun 2004
    Location: Worland, Wyoming
    Posts: 739
    Re: 300 Berger or 300 SMK for hunting?

    Here is a picture of a recovered 300 gr OTM launched at 2830 and recovered from a 6 point bull elk at 750 yards. Barrel is a Broughton 5C with a 9.3 twist
    Attached Thumbnails - Click to View Larger
    300 Berger or 300 SMK for hunting?-p1190441.jpg  
    __________________
    Remington model 700 300 RUM LH 26" rem ss/blued receiver lam stock 215 Berger @3070/180 NAB @3300
    Remington model 700 338 RUM LH 26" Bartlein 5C #4 Muscle Brake, blueprinted action, sako extractor, jewell trigger, bell and carlson Alaskan stock
    Savage LH 22-250
    Reply With Quote
      #21  
    Unread 11-11-2013, 10:42 AM
    Bronze Member
     
    Join Date: Dec 2004
    Location: SC Montana
    Posts: 52
    Re: 300 Berger or 300 SMK for hunting?

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by D.Camilleri View Post
    Here is a picture of a recovered 300 gr OTM launched at 2830 and recovered from a 6 point bull elk at 750 yards. Barrel is a Broughton 5C with a 9.3 twist
    was this from the 338 rum ?
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search
    Display Modes



    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:02 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC