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Unread 02-23-2010, 07:16 AM
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Re: 300 SMK Vs 300 SCENAR LAPUA ?

Grouper where are you picking them up from. I might be shooting some goats next week with the edge i would give them a go on those just cant find any.
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Unread 02-23-2010, 03:42 PM
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Re: 300 SMK Vs 300 SCENAR LAPUA ?

Our experience was limited to targets and NOT game..but at first I was also interested because of the stellar reputation of Lapua and the higher listed BC. I loaded to the same COAL and got slightly tighter groups with the Lapua. But, interestingly, we also got approx. 25 FPS higher velocities with same powder charge...Haven't a clue as to why. I was going to use on game and then did a little research on LRH and found that there is a fairly well established consensus that the SMK's are superior when it comes to anchoring game. If I were just target shooting, though, I would consider using them....$.02 30-338
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Unread 02-23-2010, 03:49 PM
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Re: 300 SMK Vs 300 SCENAR LAPUA ?

jawz - lapua australia ph 07 3865 2499

price has just gone up, used to be $85per 100... now $109per 100.

cheapest i can get SMK`s for is $510 per 500, unless you can direct me to a cheaper option?
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Unread 02-24-2010, 11:12 AM
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Re: 300 SMK Vs 300 SCENAR LAPUA ?

Curious as to what slower velocity the 300smk will still open up. Thinking about animals like carribou.
Is anyone finding it necessary to uniform the tip??

Are they likely to shoot ok from my factory mark v weatherby 340??? Pretty sure it's a 1:10 twist.

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