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SMK - "The Question"

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Unread 10-08-2005, 04:35 PM
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Re: SMK - \"The Question\"

Like I said, you guys have beat this one to a pulp. Dave, I think your response summed it up rather well.

Today I had my first LR shooting experience at the Manatee Gun Club. After some testing at 300 yards, I shot at a gallon milk jug (empty I think) at 480yrds. There was a bit of wind but after getting my elevation (Kentucky hold over) established I nailed it three consecutive shots. Was using 70 SMK and blew the lid clean off on the first hit, didn't run far at all [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]!

Thanks for the help, don't think I will use them in the 243 but something bigger will be coming soon [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img].
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    Re: SMK - \"The Question\"

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    Today I had my first LR shooting experience

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    Be careful that first "experience" tends to turn into obsession real quick. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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    Too late [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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    Unread 10-15-2005, 07:17 AM
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    I am sure you guys have beat this one to death, but I havn't found this discussion yet. What is it that makes the SMK a good choice on game and why does Seirra not recommend it? If you like just point me to a previous discussion.

    Thanks in advance, Red Dog

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    1- What makes them a good choice: Construction
    2- Just my .2 but I don't see many target shooters in my area that would give a labeled hunting / target bullets a fair chance.
    3- Man could you see this one, Most Law Enforcement Fed and Local use them in a .308 and buy them by the boat load. What would happen if the box read "This bullet causes severe tissue damage in animals" [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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    Unread 10-16-2005, 02:55 PM
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    Millatery snipers shoot the SMK's 175 grain in the 308 rifles
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    Unread 11-19-2005, 11:39 PM
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    Entry hole from a 168gr Matchking on a 300lb Mule deer from a 308win. The deer ran about 75yds, but there were was not much of the lungs left when I cleaned it.
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    Same deer exit hole, kind of hard to see, but took out about 2" of rib and left a big hole.
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