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Old 04-09-2009, 08:10 AM
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It's just this one rifle. It loves 250 SMK's and Interbonds but hates Accubonds.
ggodgrouper,
Have you used the 250 SMK's on game any?
If so, what were your results?
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Old 04-09-2009, 08:20 AM
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I will not be doing that again!!! I wanted the sheep for the dinner table but after the big 250 grainer blew it the the shizen house at a range of twenty feet, all we had left was the rear leggs.
Gees at 20 yards i thought you should be able to head shoot it and if you did they realy impart some energy. But seriously what were you thinking splat.

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Old 04-09-2009, 11:38 AM
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Re: 338 pills?

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I have a bunch of 250 grain Hornady HPBT match bullets and they group well at 100 yards. I have not shot them on game yet but have a few loaded up and they will be used the next time I take a shot at game. QUOTE]

Are these the match bullets of current production? I haven't been able to find them anywhere. I even talked to the Hornady guys at the SCI show last year and they didn't know when they were going to be out!
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:42 AM
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ggodgrouper,
Have you used the 250 SMK's on game any?
If so, what were your results?
Thanks!
Ernie
No, I have not. I did some media test with them though and they had inconsistent results. Sometimes they penciled through wet phonebooks at 650 yards and sometimes they caused damage similar to the 300 grain SMK. The 300 grain SMK had consistent, big wound channels.

I tried the 250 SMK's in this rifle just to see if perhaps the gun wanted a heavier bullet than the 225 class and I didn't want to burn any of my 300's up.
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:49 AM
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Re: 338 pills?

The 300s produce awesome terminal results...
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No, I have not. I did some media test with them though and they had inconsistent results. Sometimes they penciled through wet phonebooks at 650 yards and sometimes they caused damage similar to the 300 grain SMK. The 300 grain SMK had consistent, big wound channels.

I tried the 250 SMK's in this rifle just to see if perhaps the gun wanted a heavier bullet than the 225 class and I didn't want to burn any of my 300's up.
Thanks, that is the kind of info I am looking for.
Ernie
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:24 PM
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I have a bunch of 250 grain Hornady HPBT match bullets and they group well at 100 yards. I have not shot them on game yet but have a few loaded up and they will be used the next time I take a shot at game. QUOTE]

Are these the match bullets of current production? I haven't been able to find them anywhere. I even talked to the Hornady guys at the SCI show last year and they didn't know when they were going to be out!
Are these the ones you are after? 250 grain Hornady HPBT Match next to a Sierra 300 grain SMK.


And yes Wild Bill I shot it in the shoulder just to see what it would do. I won't be doing that again as you get instant mince.
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