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338 300 grain SMK test results

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Unread 09-10-2007, 03:15 PM
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If I am not mistaken GG tested both the Laups and the SMK in 250 grains...
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Unread 09-10-2007, 04:31 PM
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So, if the 225 Accubond and 300 SMK both resulted in about the same terminal performance, why not shoot the lighter bullet and save the pounding on the body? I seem to remember you obtained a good result in actual field application with the Abond last year. Any comparative results for the 265 Wildcat?
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Unread 09-10-2007, 07:59 PM
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Do you have any plans to shoot the 265 wildcat bullet ?
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Unread 09-10-2007, 10:57 PM
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Jwp is right. I shot both the 250 SMK and the 250 Scenar into wet and dry phonebooks and the SMK had inconsistent performance with some opening up ok and some just zipping through with no destruction at all. The Scenars never opened up and are probably still drilling their way to China.

I actually did have plans to work up a load with the 265 Wildcat bullet to use on the moose but there were no new ones in stock. Richard did offer some test bullets from the original batch that had tips that were not as good as current production but I decided to wait until he gets more new ones made. They should beat the pants off either the SMK or the Scenar for bc.

I have decided to use the 300 SMK for the moose hunt. The 225 AB kills with such boring regularity that it is time to stir the mix a bit. At least, that's what I'm thinking right now. I still might reach for an AB when mrs bullwinkle is in my crosshair!
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Unread 09-11-2007, 06:11 AM
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i'd like to hear the formula to safely shoot these bullets at 2000 instead of 3000. where i shoot 500 and over i can't drive or ride anything. i have to carry everything i need about 600 yards and then carry everything out to the target area, whatever distance it might be.i don't mind some exercise but it is extremely time consuming and that's what i'm short on. you mentioned a powder you were using to shoot at much slower speeds but is there a filler or something else involved to do this?
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Unread 09-11-2007, 09:04 AM
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On your findings, if I am not mistaken the 250's are made from the same jacket cups as the 300's thus a thicker jacket. Also if I remember right when I cut a 250 apart when they first came out several years ago the lead core goes clear to the tip. The 300 of course has an air gap from the tip to the core allowing the tiny SMK hollow point to actually work. I haven't had any apart for quite sometime but that is what I remember.
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Unread 09-11-2007, 10:44 AM
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as part of my ongoing testing with these bullets, i've started to drill open the hollow point to see how it makes them act.haven't actually put any through the air, but i have drilled several out. i've only completed about 5 of the 300's and around 12 of the 250's. in every 300, i've pretty much had to drill all the way in. there doesn't really seem to be an air pocket. with every 250, once i've broken through the jacket tip, the bit just goes in not quite a half inch and smacks against the core. this has happened on every one i've done so far.certainly not like grinding them in half but it has been very consistent so far with the few i've done.
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