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What's everyones thought of using the 7mm 168gr or 175gr sierra matchking on deer?

 
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:51 PM
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What's everyones thought of using the 7mm 168gr or 175gr sierra matchking on deer?

so im thinkin of makin up a load for my 7mag. the sierras are easier to get and i can get them at many of the local shops. i've been thinkin about using the matchking because they have the superior ballistics to the gameking. i haven't personally seen a deer that was shot with a matchking so if anyone out there has used them on deer sized game or elk, let me know how you thought they performed and if you were pleased with the results and how effective it was.

a buddy of mine uses them on deer out of his 308 and he claims that they do just fine but thats at closer ranges (inside 100 yards).
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:41 PM
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Re: What's everyones thought of using the 7mm 168gr or 175gr sierra matchking on deer

I shoot the match king for targets but I dont know how it would work on game. I dont know if it would get the bullet expansion that you would need for hunting. I have a 7mm that I use the 180 Berger VLD that is great and have had no issues with on deer or elk. Let us know if you use the match king and how it does. You can try shooting a milk jug with gellitin in it and see what type of expansion you get from it????

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Old 06-27-2011, 04:39 PM
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Re: What's everyones thought of using the 7mm 168gr or 175gr sierra matchking on deer

Have you considered the Berger 168VLD or the 175Hybrid? The 168VLD is a proven killler for me and many others.
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Re: What's everyones thought of using the 7mm 168gr or 175gr sierra matchking on deer

I have but that still goes back to the availability and price issue. i can go down the road and buy the sierras for half of what it would cost me to order and ship the bergers... my motivation for this load is convenience.
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Re: What's everyones thought of using the 7mm 168gr or 175gr sierra matchking on deer

I'd use them if I wasnt using the 7mm 168 Berger VLD for elk and deer
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Re: What's everyones thought of using the 7mm 168gr or 175gr sierra matchking on deer

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I shoot the match king for targets but I dont know how it would work on game. I dont know if it would get the bullet expansion that you would need for hunting. I have a 7mm that I use the 180 Berger VLD that is great and have had no issues with on deer or elk. Let us know if you use the match king and how it does. You can try shooting a milk jug with gellitin in it and see what type of expansion you get from it????

Good Luck and good shooting
+1 on the Berger 180 VLD. If your gun will shoot them, its nasty on game.
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Old 06-29-2011, 12:25 AM
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Re: What's everyones thought of using the 7mm 168gr or 175gr sierra matchking on deer

Thanks for the input everyone. I've decided to call a place across town and compare the price and availability of the bergers and if they are generally in stock and not much of a price difference I'll go with them.

But if not them I'm gonna get some match kings, make a fairly decent load and go test them on some hogs.. I figure if it can do the job on a big hog then a deer or elk should be no problem. If it'll pass thru and not completely explode I'll be satisfied.
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