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168 grain Seirra match king for hunting??

 
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Old 12-07-2007, 11:25 PM
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i have used them in 308 and 300 wsn they work with the same results as nosler bt's massive damage!
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Old 12-08-2007, 09:10 AM
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See what I mean, the various replies are like this nearly every time...

Quote: " In short, they'll work fine for some folks, poorly for others, some folks won't try them and state they won't work. Some folks that use them have mixed feelings about the different models (calibers and weights). Some folks say shoot for bone while others say avoid bones, some folks say they pencil through while others show graphic examples of extreme expansion and large wound channels due to fragmentation.
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Old 12-08-2007, 09:56 AM
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they make 2 diffrent bullets for a good reason..
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The good reason is to sell you more bullets!
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Old 12-08-2007, 10:01 AM
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Sierra states that MK bullets are not for hunting.
They aren't designed to expand.
I shot 3 deer this year with the 180 gr SMKs out of a 300 WSM.

The first 2 were mule deer (200 lbs) taken at 324 lasered yards, both hit high ribcage both striking a rib on the way in. Neither bullet penetrated the skin on the opposite side but caused mass destruction of the internals.

The 3rd was a white tail (175 lbs) shot at 150 yards in the high ribcage. Bullet didn't strike any bones and exited the opposite side with a tennis ball side hole.

All 3 bucks (8, 9 and 10 pointers) dropped right in their tracks!
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:41 AM
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The good reason is to sell you more bullets!
I believe the reason is the RIGHT BULLET FOR THE RIGHT JOB!
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Old 12-08-2007, 12:40 PM
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It is considered an FMJ by NATO due to the fact that it doesn't expand like a soft point. The hollowpoint that's there, as small as it is, is for stability.



The Military readily admits that the SMK in-fact mushrooms..It is the US Military that has decided that the SMK meets the Legal deifinition of a FMJ and not NATO
Also I have not personaly used the SMKs on game, but have hunted with others that do and I can assure you that the ones used that I witnessed did in-fact mushroom...

A couple of good reads on the subject

BLACKFIVE: Army JAG bans Effective legal sniper round


BLACKFIVE: Army JAG bans Effective legal sniper round
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Old 12-10-2007, 12:07 PM
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I loaded some of the 168 gr. SMKs for my 300 WM this year and have yet to take a shot at game with them. This past weekend I did a little make shift testing and was not impressed with the performance. I only tested at 100 yards. First I shot a pumpkin. Tiny hole in and tiny hole out. I figured well it is much softer than a deer so I tried another test. I took 5 phonebooks that had been soaked in water, tied them in a bundle with 2 pieces of oak that were about 1 inch thick from left from splitting some firewood earlier. The wood was placed about 2 inches into the first phonebook. Again this was fired at 100 yrds and it pretty much penciled through the wood and first 3 books. There was some evidence of expansion starting in the 4th and 5th before the bullet exited. I tried some 165 hpbt and had an exit on a new pumpkin that was over 5 inches in diameter. I did not have enough time to try the phonebooks, but I will this weekend.

I know that these test are a long way from shooting game with these bullets, but I am alittle leary of the 168 SMK on game.
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