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Old 04-08-2004, 01:56 PM
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regarding hunting with sierra match king and 300RUM

I have a question regarding hunting with the Sierra Match King. I currently shoot these (190gr) in my 300 Remington Ultra Mag Sendero. I get excellent accuracy (haven't even spent time working up loads yet....just straight out of the Hornady manual). I have read that these are excellent for long range hunting. at what range can these bullets be used? What would be the minimum yardage that would make this bullet fail? In other words, I may need to work up some loads for a high performance hunting bullet for shots which may be closer.
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Old 04-08-2004, 02:18 PM
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Re: regarding hunting with sierra match king and 300RUM

I have seen deer taken at 647 yards with the Berger 190 gr bullet out of a 300 Ultra wildcat. A few members on here have taken Elk out to 2000 plus yards with the 200 grain and heavier bullets.
I personally shoot Berger 180 gr 7mm bullets and have had great sucess.
They perform well and work great and they give you extended trajectory that otherwise would be hard to match with conventional bullets.
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Old 04-08-2004, 03:05 PM
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Re: regarding hunting with sierra match king and 300RUM

I had impacts at over 2900 fps with the SMK190 over the past couple of years on whitetail and feral hogs with no complaints.
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Old 04-08-2004, 04:26 PM
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Re: regarding hunting with sierra match king and 300RUM

This was discussed about a year or so ago. If I remember correctly the range for good results ran from 18 yards on a whitetail to about 2900 yards on an elk. As long as you stay between these to ranges you should be good [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 04-08-2004, 07:51 PM
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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.

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Old 04-08-2004, 08:16 PM
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Re: regarding hunting with sierra match king and 300RUM

sounds to me that the bullet is good at just about any practical range....50-600+ yards.
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Old 04-08-2004, 08:49 PM
 
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Re: regarding hunting with sierra match king and 300RUM

I plan of hunting with my 338 lapua and 300 SMK's. The MV is only 2700 FPS. I'll probably shoot a whitetail (I know 338 is overkill but I just got the gun!) and maybe moose if I draw a tag.

Any opinions on close range shots with this round??
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