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300 Sierra MK terminal performance

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Unread 10-24-2010, 03:22 PM
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300 Sierra MK terminal performance

I am sure there is a thread on this topic somewhere, but I couldn't find it. I am getting to take my new 338 Edge on it's first northeastern Oregon elk hunt next week. I've settled on the 300gr Sierra Match King mainly because they are so accurate. I can reasonalbe expect to have shot oportunities from 0-700 yards (which is probably my personal limit). I am just wondering what kind of terminal performance guys have had with the 300 SMK on elk. Mine are going about 2822 at the muzzle. Any pics and/or war stories are appreciated.

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Doug
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    Unread 10-24-2010, 09:31 PM
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    Re: 300 Sierra MK terminal performance

    They are tried and true. I we also be up the hunting. what unit are you hunting in, spike or branch? we have 2nd season spike tag for walla walla.
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    Unread 10-24-2010, 10:46 PM
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    Re: 300 Sierra MK terminal performance

    Hey Booney,

    We have any bull tags for the Snake River Unit (Nov 6th - 14th). I've personally never hunted that unit before, but 4 of my buddies and I are are getting packed in about 8 miles by Shawn Steen Steens Wilderness Adventures - in Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest

    Two of the guys going went on the same hunt in a different camp three years ago. They both killed decent 6 points the first two days of the hunt and saw a total of 19 bulls in three days. I'm freekin pumped since I've never killed a bull. I am just going to have to control myself and not shot the first rag horn bull I see. The outfitter says they've seen lots of 300 class bulls over there this year. I'm hoping that 300 sierra will be just the right elk medicine!

    Good luck in Walla Walla, it's also a great unit.

    Later,

    Doug
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    Re: 300 Sierra MK terminal performance

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    Originally Posted by roadhunter View Post
    I am sure there is a thread on this topic somewhere, but I couldn't find it. I am getting to take my new 338 Edge on it's first northeastern Oregon elk hunt next week. I've settled on the 300gr Sierra Match King mainly because they are so accurate. I can reasonalbe expect to have shot oportunities from 0-700 yards (which is probably my personal limit). I am just wondering what kind of terminal performance guys have had with the 300 SMK on elk. Mine are going about 2822 at the muzzle. Any pics and/or war stories are appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Doug
    300 gr. SMK @ 2825 fps:

    Spike @ 760 yards in the shoulder = DRT, big exit hole, found the jacket laying on the dirt behind where he was standing, opened up, no lead, just copper.

    Large lead cow @ 584 yards behind the shoulder, mid-lung shot, just stood there, didn't run, didn't go down... two more shots making a 3" group behind the shoulder and it tips over. Smaller exit holes, plenty of internal damage, no bullets recovered.

    Based on experience on elk and deer with this bullet, I prefer to aim for bone.
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    Re: 300 Sierra MK terminal performance

    680yds on a barren slope caribou. The performance was perfect, he didn't go anywhere.
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    Re: 300 Sierra MK terminal performance

    680yds on barren slope caribou. The 300gr mk worked perfect. The caribou fell right where he was standing. Big hole on the back side of a double lung shot.
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    Unread 10-30-2010, 08:34 AM
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    Re: 300 Sierra MK terminal performance

    Thanks for the input guys. I'm leaving Tuesday.......and I'm having some trouble staying focused on work in the mean time. I can't wait to get up there in God's country!

    Later,

    Doug
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