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Old 11-22-2013, 02:48 PM
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Match King- There are better

Shot three deer 1) doe 100yds 2) doe 120yds 3) buck 220 yds with my LR 308. Every shot was fatal but all bullets did not expand just penciled through. When examing the buck I found the muscle above the lungs attached to the bottom of the spine had a nice clean hole through it. The buck acted like he wasn't hit at first but then stumbled down the hill and fell. I'm sure if the bullet would have expanded the hydrostatic shock would have at least made him move when hit. Should have listened to you guys but they shoot moa at 300yds. Time to look for a new bullet.
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:22 PM
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Shot three deer 1) doe 100yds 2) doe 120yds 3) buck 220 yds with my LR 308. Every shot was fatal but all bullets did not expand just penciled through. When examing the buck I found the muscle above the lungs attached to the bottom of the spine had a nice clean hole through it. The buck acted like he wasn't hit at first but then stumbled down the hill and fell. I'm sure if the bullet would have expanded the hydrostatic shock would have at least made him move when hit. Should have listened to you guys but they shoot moa at 300yds. Time to look for a new bullet.
I've tested a lot of bullets including the Matchking and that is what they do! The Matchkings have a tangent ogive which will not open as easily as a secant ogive because of the angle of entry on the tip. (it pushes inward more rather than outward with equal pressure). Case in point; a Berger will open easier because it is a secant. That's why they are called MATCHking.......Rich
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:05 PM
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Are you shooting the heavy for caliber SMK? I have found the lighter SMK pencil often while the heavies are consistent on opening.
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:42 PM
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Are you shooting the heavy for caliber SMK? I have found the lighter SMK pencil often while the heavies are consistent on opening.
It is true, with any bullet, that smaller diameters open with more difficulty but my testing has been mostly with .308's and some 6.5's. The 190-220 smk's need 2400'-2500' to open in my tests, and don't always even at that velocity. When they don't open, they almost always cause a banana bullet which tumbles nearly every time and can cause damage that may look like a mushroomed bullet exit wound...........Rich
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:18 PM
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Using the Federal Gold Match 175gr clocked at 2600 fps from an 18 inch barrel. That was an average over 5 shots.
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:22 PM
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It is true, with any bullet, that smaller diameters open with more difficulty but my testing has been mostly with .308's and some 6.5's. The 190-220 smk's need 2400'-2500' to open in my tests, and don't always even at that velocity. When they don't open, they almost always cause a banana bullet which tumbles nearly every time and can cause damage that may look like a mushroomed bullet exit wound...........Rich
Maybe thats why one of the exist wounds looked like a 3 inch knife cut.
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Maybe thats why one of the exist wounds looked like a 3 inch knife cut.
Right on!
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