Re: regarding hunting with sierra match king and 300RUM
I beg to differ,...I lost several whitetail at 200-250yds last summer on crop damage permits using the 300RUM with a 200gr matchking. I launched them from a 30" barrel which may account for that,..but until they traveled a ways,..they penciled right through. I could hear them whistling as they passed through the animals,...which always ran. After the buzzards alerted me to their final position,...I conducted a visual inspection,..which showed the POI to be perfect behind the shoulder shots. If I were to shoot them again at those closer ranges,...I would take shoulder shots,..which resulted in clean and lightning quick harvests. Mine left the barrel with far too much velocity to perform. Now,..your 26" barrel may make for a velocity range that works perfectly at 200yds and under. I DO hunt with the SMK,...and am not one of the non-beleivers,...so take that for what it is worth.
[ 04-08-2004: Message edited by: JustC ]
You try to get closer to the target,..and I keep trying to get further away.