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Old 05-23-2013, 12:44 AM
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Re: 300 GR SMK at medium Distance

A lot of the results that you're hearing are good results at fair distances, my first kill was a moose at 75 yards, broadside, behind the shoulder. He didn't take a step. Weatherby 338-378 at about 2900.

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Old 05-23-2013, 01:03 PM
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Re: 300 GR SMK at medium Distance

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kinda worried about them not opening up on a deer at 500...
Just asking, why would you be worried about a bullet not opening with a higher velocity at closer range...but not worry about it at longer range and slower impact velocity?

I have shot deer from 75 yards to well over 1000 yards (cannot remember one taking a step) and elk at 1000. One word- "Hammer"!
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:36 PM
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Re: 300 GR SMK at medium Distance

THE 280 LRX not expanding on a deer, as they are a tougher bullet then SMK.. Love the positive feedback on the SMK..that is what I will be hunting with this year..2 good deer hunts..WY and CO..and 1 elk hunt in WY...thanks guys
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:08 PM
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Re: 300 GR SMK at medium Distance

I believe that is what barnesuser28 uses in his dad's .338 Lapua, he might have some info for ya.
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Re: 300 GR SMK at medium Distance

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I believe that is what barnesuser28 uses in his dad's .338 Lapua, he might have some info for ya.
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:16 PM
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Re: 300 GR SMK at medium Distance

Last fall my hunting partner and I were hunting cow elk in Wyoming. We got above a herd of several hundred elk on a rock ledge. Both of us were shooting 338 rums. He shoots 300 smk and I shoot 300 Bergers. I gave him first shot. At the crack of his shot, the herd took off, I found a cow that stopped at about 200 yards and broke her neck (she moved when I pulled the trigger) I asked my buddy if he got his and he said the shot felt good and he was sure it hit. Several minutes later I observed a lone cow acting sick about 400 yards below us. She wasn't with the rest of the herd that left. I told him I thought she was his elk. He couldn't believe it because he figured his cow had dropped. I watched the lone cow go behind a tree and never come out. It turned out to be his elk. It was only about a 200 yard shot. The bullet didn't exit. In hind sight we wish he would have opened her up and looked for the bullet path and remainders of the bullet, but we typically cut off the quarters and peel the back straps without gutting. I watched him drill two cows the year before both at about 750 yards and they both dropped in place. Not sure what happened.

On another note, I killed two antelope, a muley buck and a bull elk all drt with the 300 grain Berger last year on ranges between 350 and 620 with the bull dropping in his tracks at 550 and the bullet didn't exit. I wanted to do some bullet recovery on the bull, but some noise in the timber below me that resembled chewing sounds from a grizzly below me in the timber made me rethink staying there any longer than necessary. Maybe the carcass bones will still be there this year and I might see someithing.
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:29 PM
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Re: 300 GR SMK at medium Distance

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We have taken numerous big game animals with the 300 SMK travelling at 3,200 fps at distances from a few hundred yards out to just short of a mile. All without incident, and some with dramatic results.
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You got my curiosity up. What are you using to push a 300 SMK to 3200fps? I'll bet the results are dramatic!
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