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6.5 142 grain matchking

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Unread 06-19-2011, 05:51 PM
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Re: 6.5 142 grain matchking

A few years back we harvested two antelope using 100 gr. SMK's in my .25-06. Killed both with one shot each...but after that experience...I decided to not use them. Just not any expansion...pencil in and pencil out. There seemed to be plenty of internal organ damage....both had jelly where the lungs had been. I think I'd feel better harvesting with a bullet that will offer some expansion.

Good Luck.....I think most any bullet will harvest an animal...as long as shot placement is perfect. Anything less....I think you're better served with a bullet that will expand. JMHO.

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Unread 06-20-2011, 11:00 AM
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Re: 6.5 142 grain matchking

Sorry to go against the grain i have used the 6.5 SMK on a 165 lb hog at 434 yds DRT high shoulder shot when skinned out reveiled a softball size hole through and through.Also a antelope at 573 yds shot in the vitals no major bone same results.I have also taken a 225 lb hog with a 30 ca 168 gr.SMKshot from a 300WSM at about 100 yds that quickly killed the hog however just pencilled through I think that the bullet needs to slow down some to be effective and would not feel very confident on shots under 250 yds or so.
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Unread 06-20-2011, 01:57 PM
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Re: 6.5 142 grain matchking

If talk about BTHP match bullets in general, I used it once on deer from 308, it was 155 gr NCC, that deer was facing me, so I took head shot, bullet went threw the nostril crushing maxilla in to cranial cavity, crushing frontal, temporal and parietal bone, with no exit. I searched for bullet in cranial cavity, but only found little pieces of copper and lead in what use to be brain. That deer drooped on the same spot, it never had a chance.
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Unread 06-20-2011, 06:17 PM
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Re: 6.5 142 grain matchking

no consensus; or not consisitent on MKs peferomance. i use 123 SCENARS; AND 120 balistic tips. they shoot good too.roninflag
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Unread 06-21-2011, 04:12 PM
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Re: 6.5 142 grain matchking

I shot 2 goats with them. A yearling at 400 quartered towards me hard complete pass through exit the size of golf ball. Recovery 0 feet. A buck at 200 broadside through rib cage exit size of softball.100 yard recovery. 6.5-284
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