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250AB or 300MK for hunting with 338 edge?

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Unread 06-19-2009, 12:28 PM
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250AB or 300MK for hunting with 338 edge?

Well guys finally pulled the trigger with all my preferance points and drew an any bull elk tag for a very tough draw in E. Oregon. Now the work begines. First on my list is which bullet the 250AB or the 300MK from a .338 edge? The 300s shot just the way their are supposed to with .3 groups but I'm concerened about meat loss. Is the AB any better?

I tried a quick search with no results, I'll continue to search the sight and thanks in addvance to all replies.

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    Unread 06-19-2009, 01:32 PM
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    Re: 250AB or 300MK for hunting with 338 edge?

    I haven't used the 250's yet, but have shot 2 Antelope, 2 Mulies, 2 Elk and a Black Bear with the 300 gr SMK and have had nothin but excellent results.
    If you put one in a front shoulder , you'll loose some meat as you would with most any bullet.
    Keep them in the rib/vitals and you'll be good to go.
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    Re: 250AB or 300MK for hunting with 338 edge?

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    Well guys finally pulled the trigger with all my preferance points and drew an any bull elk tag for a very tough draw in E. Oregon. Now the work begines. First on my list is which bullet the 250AB or the 300MK from a .338 edge? The 300s shot just the way their are supposed to with .3 groups but I'm concerened about meat loss. Is the AB any better?

    I tried a quick search with no results, I'll continue to search the sight and thanks in addvance to all replies.

    BT
    No one likes the SMKs better than I do but they are not a hunting bullet even if they are used
    for that purpose. They are a target bullets that's why they are called MATCH KINGS.

    They will definitely kill game .!!!

    The accubond is a HUNTING BULLET and has predictable results on game . Plus they are very
    accurate at all ranges .Every caliber that I have tried the accubonds in performed extremely
    well at all distances hunted.

    There is a reason that they are the #1 hunting bullet on this site .For the guys that can and
    do shoot 1500yards + then accuracy is everything and the object is to make a good hit and
    not to worry about meat loss .

    I tried the SMKs and found that shot in the same place every time sometimes the SMKs almost
    cut them in half and the next time left a one caliber exit hole.

    The accubonds produce 1 to 3inch exit holes every time .

    I use the 225 and the 250 accubonds in my 338 RUM and my maximum range for ELK is 1100
    yards for reasons of energy,velocity and my ability under hunting conditions.

    I used to use a lot of different bullets until the accubonds came along and now I use nothing
    but the Accubond for hunting as long as the rifle will shoot to my standards.

    I know others will disagree but that's what makes the world go around.

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    Re: 250AB or 300MK for hunting with 338 edge?

    What tag did you get
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    Re: 250AB or 300MK for hunting with 338 edge?

    Have you tried the Hornady, 250 grain Match pill? I have tried them and they seem a bit softer than the 300 grain SMK.

    They might work better for chest shots but would damage some meat on a shoulder shot.

    I have not shot the Nosler AB's in .338 but they do work well in my other calibre rifles.
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    Re: 250AB or 300MK for hunting with 338 edge?

    Starkey unit 252A1. Been buying points for probably 7 years or more and my Dad atleast 10. As a party we both got tags. He finaly retired and this is the first time we have actually put in for a tag and not just bought a preferance point. I usually just go bow hunting so no big loss but now I'll have to figure out the riffle season of elk hunting. Also got deer tags for the same unit so we will deffinatly be scouting for elk. Probably spend the whole month of October in the hills. Can't wait.

    There is probably better units with tougher draws but this tag seemed to be one of the more popular ones with 3,300 applicants for 398 tags last year.

    I'll have to buy box of the 250 ABs and see how they shoot. Anyone have some load data with H1000 in the .338 edge? Although, the 300 MK has certainly had alot of success in the field. I havn't worked the drops for either yet so I'll have to choose one and stick with it.

    Havn't tried the Hornady. May be a good bullet but I think I will probably chose between the MK vs. AB

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    Re: 250AB or 300MK for hunting with 338 edge?

    Attemting to post a pic here. A nice Muley I got in 07. Doesn't really qualify for long range but it was a dandy. Some of the best hunting advise I have ever herd for shooting large game is to "don't shoot the little ones". Been working out pretty good for me so far.

    Didn't shoot him with my Edge but an old 1894 M94 6.5X55 Swedish Mouser with a Hornady 140 SST @2600 FPS.

    We'll see what this year brings.

    BT

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