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300 Berger or 300 SMK for hunting?

 
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:22 PM
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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.

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Old 09-04-2013, 09:28 AM
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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,
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:16 PM
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Re: 300 Berger or 300 SMK for hunting?

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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
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Old 11-09-2013, 06:34 PM
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Re: 300 Berger or 300 SMK for hunting?

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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
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:25 AM
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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.

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Old 11-11-2013, 10:03 AM
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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
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:42 AM
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Re: 300 Berger or 300 SMK for hunting?

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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 ?
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