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Unread 09-16-2008, 01:00 AM
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Re: 240 Sierra Match King

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    Re: 240 Sierra Match King

    not bad. I weas thinking more like 25-30 pounds. Actually I assume you have a stainless barrel and that sucker will probably shoot superbly. Weight will diminish recoil and make shooting more accurate if it is balanced and bedding properly. Let me know how it does shoot because I have been thinking of having such a rifle built. Actually will not cost that much since I have the action already. Barrel will be about 250 and having it chambered and all probably another 250 or so.
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    Re: 240 Sierra Match King

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    not bad. I weas thinking more like 25-30 pounds. Actually I assume you have a stainless barrel and that sucker will probably shoot superbly. Weight will diminish recoil and make shooting more accurate if it is balanced and bedding properly. Let me know how it does shoot because I have been thinking of having such a rifle built. Actually will not cost that much since I have the action already. Barrel will be about 250 and having it chambered and all probably another 250 or so.
    When I get it shooting there will be lots of posts about it.
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    When I get it shooting there will be lots of posts about it.

    looking forward to reading about it and am drooling already:-)

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    Re: 240 Sierra Match King

    BTW, just to test a bit, I shot a meplat trimmed 240 through a 12" log that was fairly dry from about 15 feet. Complete penetration. Didn't go through a 15" log. At 1018 yds, I've had 'em go 6" dry log that was right next to the rock target (ahem) I was shooting at. Just my experience.
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    BTW, just to test a bit, I shot a meplat trimmed 240 through a 12" log that was fairly dry from about 15 feet. Complete penetration. Didn't go through a 15" log. At 1018 yds, I've had 'em go 6" dry log that was right next to the rock target (ahem) I was shooting at. Just my experience.
    I am impressed, Nothing like getting data like that. I approve wholeheartedly.
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    Re: 240 Sierra Match King

    Just a bit more 240 SMK info to add. I shot a spike bull this year at 70-80 yards. I was on the edge of a cliff probably 40-50 feet higher and he was almost facing me when he stopped for a second. A quick shot in the trees, so had to take what I had. Bullet took out the near shoulder, breaking the scapula part that encapsulates shoulder ball then traveled on down to the chest breaking 3 ribs as it entered the chest cavity and made a mess of the chest. I didn't recover the bullet and was so busy dressing him to try to beat the oncoming darkness, I didn't look for it. I didn't notice any evidence that it exited and I didn't paw through the chest remains for it. I figure it hit him doing about 2900fps. He went about 20 feet and fell over. Surprised he got that far actually. Hope this helps.
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    Last edited by jmden; 12-02-2008 at 12:07 AM. Reason: almost facing me, not quartering away...
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