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Old 04-27-2013, 04:59 PM
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Sierra match king's as a hunting bullet

I was just wondering who out there uses the match king for hunting? I know the big 338 guys will use the 300 grainer,but the reason im asking is my wifes 6.5 wsm loves the 140 gn mk, its a 3 shot 1 holer @100 and so far the es is 0 fps thats 9 rounds at 3228 fps! Im still playing with it but wow is all I can say! I tried the 140 bergers but it just doesn't like the bergers at all. So if anybody uses the match kings please tell how they perform on flesh and bone please. Jay
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:33 PM
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Re: Sierra match king's as a hunting bullet

I've taken two deer at 220 and 250 respectively with 168 smk's. Both DTR.
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:39 PM
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Re: Sierra match king's as a hunting bullet

I used the 300 gr SMK before I switched to Bergers in the 338's. I also use the 107 SMK's in my 6 br and have taken small deer ant antelope to 650 ish. some closer. No problems here. I also shot a yote facing me at 650 with a 107 SMK. It entered between the shoulders and exited with a 1" plus exit under his tail. If he wasn't so dead he would have had a choice on which hole the next time he had to go.

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Old 04-27-2013, 05:47 PM
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Re: Sierra match king's as a hunting bullet

Thats great to hear cause this gun loves this load! I have now put 15 rounds thru it 5, 3 shot groups. All thru a hole I could cover with a nickel and the first 13 were at 3228 fps the last 2 thru a hot barrel were @3244 both of them! And I did think my crono might be faulty so I pulled out my spare and it confirmed the first.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:43 PM
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Re: Sierra match king's as a hunting bullet

quote=Broz;800028]I used the 300 gr SMK before I switched to Bergers in the 338's. I also use the 107 SMK's in my 6 br and have taken small deer ant antelope to 650 ish. some closer. No problems here. I also shot a yote facing me at 650 with a 107 SMK. It entered between the shoulders and exited with a 1" plus exit under his tail. If he wasn't so dead he would have had a choice on which hole the next time he had to go.

Jeff[/quote]
Jeff, you sure that was an exit hole?
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:01 PM
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Re: Sierra match king's as a hunting bullet

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Jeff, you sure that was an exit hole?
If it wasn't the good lord gave him two azzholes. One slightly larger than the other.

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Old 05-02-2013, 05:46 PM
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Re: Sierra match king's as a hunting bullet

I was about to ask the same question because i have a BUNCH of 168gr SMK's that I need to do SOMETHING with... LOL

I LOVE the way they shoot in my 300SAUM and just this morning stumbled across them in my loading room and idly wondered if people still use them for hunting. I remember they were all the rage a few years ago and now I'm glad people are still using them with good results.

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