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Old 06-08-2006, 01:33 PM
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Newbie needs some help

I was wondering because I do not hand load, would the Federal PREMIUM GOLD MEDAL 190grain Sierra MatchKing BTHP in .300 win mag be better to use on moose than the PREMIUM VITAL-SHOK 180grain Barnes Triple Shock at ranges 250yards+
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Old 06-08-2006, 02:00 PM
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Re: Newbie needs some help

Welcome to the board.

1st off, on a critter that big, the 190 SMK will be too unpredictable. If you hit bone or not, how fast it is going, ect...Definatly use a "hunting" bullet. SMK's work great for some kinds of hunting. It depends greatly on the game, caliber and bullet wieght. For the purpose of moose hunting with the 190 SMK, I dont recomend it. If you can find a factory load with ACCUBONDS, that is an awesome moose bullet. I have killed trophy moose with both the X bullet and accubonds. They both do very good. The only thing I dont like about the X bullet is if you hit a bone at an angle, they have a tendancy to NOT open as the hollow point gets slammed closed and the bullet turns into a bannana shape. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

Again, welcome.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (where the shot goes, how big the group is, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.
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Old 06-08-2006, 03:26 PM
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Also, welcome to LRH. I would agree and tell you to look for an Accubond load or a Partition load in the 180 to 200 gr range. For the range you will be hunting, both will perform much better then either the SMK or the X bullet.

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Old 06-08-2006, 04:03 PM
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Re: Newbie needs some help

Thank you guys for your info.
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