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Old 06-15-2011, 01:31 AM
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6.5 142 grain matchking

Has anyone here used this bullet for hunting deer or antelope?
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Re: 6.5 142 grain matchking

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Has anyone here used this bullet for hunting deer or antelope?
Im sure some one has it would not be my first choice for game. Why not shoot a VLD,JLK, Accubond or a Sarraco?
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Old 06-15-2011, 11:21 AM
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Re: 6.5 142 grain matchking

Its not my first choice, just curious. I have alot of them and they shoot good. I have been trying to get some 140 grain accubonds for the last 4 months, they are never in stock.
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Old 06-15-2011, 02:06 PM
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Re: 6.5 142 grain matchking

This subject usually sparks a lot of debate. Nobody has published an official study so far as I know. Least of all Sierra for the reasons stated in some of the threads...

Who uses SMKs for hunting?

Why do you use SMK bullets for big game?

The biggest difference between the 142 SMK and the 140 Berger is the word "Hunting" that Berger stamps on their box.

Regardless, a whitetail or antelope hit with a well placed 142gr SMK travelling at 1800+ fps is going to be in serious trouble.

I may just give the SMK a try next season.

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Old 06-15-2011, 03:22 PM
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Re: 6.5 142 grain matchking

how about 139 gr Lapua Scenar ;-)
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:32 PM
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Re: 6.5 142 grain matchking

Why not the Swift sirocco II 130gn i have it to my 6.5X55 swede drive it to 905m/s about 3000f/s that load is a bit on the hot side but very effect full
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:44 AM
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Re: 6.5 142 grain matchking

never a 142 SMK but i have shot deer with a 6mm 107 SMK. internal damage wasnt anything too impressive. had a full pass through breaking the offside shoulder. i personally dont think the bullet expanded until it hit the offside shoulder but it did go through the heart so it worked. I have shot antelope with my 264 win mag and have had great results with that bullet on thin skinned game

107 smk at 250 yards

first antelop 162 amax at 515 yds second antelope 825 yards 140 amax
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