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Unread 06-20-2009, 12:09 AM
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Re: 250AB or 300MK for hunting with 338 edge?

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Well I'll have to do some more looking into how to post pics. The links work but that just isn't as fun as having it right there on your screen.

Any other commits on the .338 250 AB?

Thanks

BT

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

So what's up with the plastic in the bullet. You making your own ballistic tips? What grain hollow points you stuffing in the 30-06? Just curious.

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

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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.
I agree 100% and I too speak from experience. Last fall, 4 antelope out to 820 yards , 6x6 bull @ 526 yards, 4x5 Muley at 400 plus yards, two White Tail does one at 350 and the other @ 1137 yards... All very dead with no tracking required. The 300 SMK works for me as a hunting bullet.

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

Well the more I think about it the more I'm leaning towards the 300 MK. Still have a few months before the season so I may change my mind again.

Liltank,

The pics in my photo bucket account are of .429 bullets I make from 40 S&W cases. The 30-06 case was cut down to form a 44 AMP case. Basicly a rimless 44 Rem Mag. Another story all together.

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

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Liltank,

The pics in my photo bucket account are of .429 bullets I make from 40 S&W cases. The 30-06 case was cut down to form a 44 AMP case. Basicly a rimless 44 Rem Mag. Another story all together.BT


Sounds interesting.

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

I cant say anything about the 250g AB but I did wack a spike bull at 915 yards last year with the 300g smk and he was DRT. Exit hole was about 2" and internal damage was great.

I was actually thinking of switching to either a 225 or 250g AB because there easier to find around my neck of the woods, but they just dont offer the ballistic performance that this round gets with the 300g smk. You build this rifle around the 300g smk, so why not use it right??

Congrats on the tag. You will find Starkey is not all that great of a unit and theres a lot of people. Its not a unit I would even think of hunting trophy elk. Hopefully I am wrong and you get a nice bull though. A lot of the good bulls are on private property as well.

I happened to draw a Mt. Emily any bull tag after 11 years of applying. This IMO is considered a trophy unit when they only give out something like 45-50 tags with 2000 people applying. Its tough country and not a lot of people put the time and effort into it. Which dont bother me any. We hunt mt. emily every year for spikes so we know the country and elk very well. Hel we killed 11 bulls last year and 10 the year before that, so we obviously know what were doing. You look around the other camps and your lucky to see 1 elk hanging. There is some really good bulls in mt. emily. We see a couple during every season that easily go 350-370" which is what I"m holding out for. I didn't wait 11 years to shoot a raghorn or a 300" bull.

I would stay with the 300g smk. There already shooting well for you so the next thing to do is get some bullets loaded up and get out shooting!
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Re: 250AB or 300MK for hunting with 338 edge?

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