Re: 300 g. SMK Terminal Performance
It seems to me the 300 gr. Matchking expands faily rapidly, even in light game, as has been stated. Racing goats shot into the shoulder lose the other side, with a couple actually hanging on only by small amounts of skin. Hit thru the ribs game of that size is not damaged too much. Several goats hit at longer ranges (beyond 1000 yds) the bullets still expand quickly, sometimes sucking the lungs and/or heart out the exit wound. On elk at 650 yds much the same, with a ribs only hit, one cow pulled the liver out. One goat at about 1000 yds looking straight at me took a hit in the front of the chest, exited ahead of the hindquarter, then hit rear leg at about the knee joint. The jacket was in the hide on the first exit, so I assume that the core was what hit the rear leg and broke it. Gamekings in 250 gr. are also quick to expand, but I have only shot one deer with that load. The 200 gr matchking in .308 works well at about 2900 fps and has accounted for 9 elk and a good dose of antelope. One Matchking in an Idaho bull turn sideways and did not expand. All the rest did a good job, but wounds are not like a standard expanding bullets. I think with 300 grs. we just have plenty of bullet for most of the game we are shooting. What do you guys think??