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.338 300grain SMK for hunting

 
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Old 09-20-2008, 06:28 PM
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.338 300grain SMK for hunting

I am in the preliminary steps of having Kirby Allen build me a.338 Allen Mag.This rifle will be used primarily for big game hunting with some local compitions to keep my skill level up. My worries are with the SMK being too thin jacketed to punch through bones of a bull elk or moose at 1000+ yards.Even Sierra advises not to use this bullet for hunting.Any advice or suggestions would be welcome.
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Old 09-20-2008, 06:45 PM
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Re: .338 300grain SMK for hunting

We shot 2 Elk last year with them from my 338AM and there was no tracking to be done ;)

Here is a link that should get you started, this topic has been beat to death over the last couple years.
Long range elk performance of the Sierra Match King 300gr 338


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Old 09-20-2008, 07:04 PM
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Re: .338 300grain SMK for hunting

Were they broadside or quatering shots? How far? Shoulder shots? Heart lung shots? Did they pas through the animal come apart?

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Old 09-20-2008, 07:11 PM
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Re: .338 300grain SMK for hunting

Both broadside, 520 yards and 508yds, 8000ft altitude, 3300fps muzzle velocity. The first (520 yds) was a BIG cow, shot behind the front shoulder in the heart. No exit wound, 1/2 the heart was blown out the entrance wound! Entrance wound was big enough to put a baseball into, fragments against far skin. Second (508yds) hit high shoulder, took 3 vertebrae out opposite side!

It isn't a "hunting bullet", but 300grains of lead (I don't really care what shape) is going to put a hurt on an animal when it hits with the authority of the 338 Allen Magnum or the Edge.

I've read that pointing the bullet, or opening the meplat can have significant changes in the 'on game' performance.

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Old 09-20-2008, 07:23 PM
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Re: .338 300grain SMK for hunting

Thanks for the info . It helps.Anybody else have any results with the SMK? I am looking for LONG range (1000) yards experienced results.Where I live and hunt 1000+ yard shots are frequent.
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Old 09-20-2008, 07:58 PM
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Re: .338 300grain SMK for hunting

My tho'ts are that any thing less than a 300 SMK in a 338 Allen Mag is a varmint bullet.;)

Check this shot. Note the time between shot and impact.]
http://www.longrangehunting.com/foru...g-video-30476/
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Re: .338 300grain SMK for hunting

Outstanding!!! One shot at1016 yards with a none bonded "target" bullet on a black bear. One of the toughest animals I've shot.Anyone else got a story to share on the SMK? How much does this rifle weigh(Idaho Law)?

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