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im going to shoot a hog at 1000 yards. im wanting to get some advice on bullets to try. im shootin 180bthp match bullets and just feel i need a hunting bullet that will perform at long range-- advice?
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They will work just fine at LONGRANGE many here have used the SMK's with great success,as well as Bergers, A-Max's and JLK's. Also Wilcat bullets would also be another option.......... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
range it,check the wind, dial in correction, aim and only one shot
you talking with experience? i hit her good yesterday in the front shoulder... and she took it, and ran off. ive shot others with a 64 gr .224 bullet out of a 22-250 and hit the the same, grounded them! and this one with nearly 120 grs of more ke takes it and runs off? maybe just a fluke deal, i was sure trying to blame it on the bullet. but rest assured, ill be trying it again with the same load.
i shot a 200-225 pound sow and 560 yards with the 180gr sierra bthp match bullets, about 2/3rds of the way up on her shoulder. hit her solid and knocked her down, i videod the shot and it looked for sure she was down. i case my gun, get in the truck to drive across the pasture to pick her up, as soon as i get the door shut- shes up and staggering into the creek. i couldnt believe it. i figured it would have to have been the bullet not performing. am i wrong?
You should be using at least the 200g SMK, better yet the 220g. The lighter SMK"s dont have a good reputation for being a good penetration bullet. I"m betting it didn't penetrate to the other shoulder. Hence why you saw it get knocked off its feet. HOwever, there wasn't enough penetration to get to the offside shoulder, resulting in it getting up and away. Just my thoughts...