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Old 09-25-2005, 12:26 PM
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7mm SMKs or A-Max for Whitetail?

Have any of you used the 175 SMK or 162 A-Max out of a 7mm for deer? How did they perform?

I'm getting ready for deer season in PA and my 7 RM will shoot both of these quite well (SMKs a little better). I'm just wondering which load I should take out, as I have not hunted with either of these bullets. My shots will range anywhere from 200-600 yds. Any experience you guys could share would be much appreciated.
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Old 09-25-2005, 01:45 PM
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Re: 7mm SMKs or A-Max for Whitetail?

The 162 a-max will flat out kill. Close or long range no problem. The matchking is a target bullet, and will not perform like a ballistic tip. The only concern with the a-max is extremely large exit wounds. Good luck
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Old 09-25-2005, 03:50 PM
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Re: 7mm SMKs or A-Max for Whitetail?

I would go with the MK if it shoots best......animals react poorly to bullets...especially out of a 7 mag!!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: 7mm SMKs or A-Max for Whitetail?

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The matchking is a target bullet, and will not perform like a ballistic tip. Good luck

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Nope... They dont. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]


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Old 09-26-2005, 02:07 PM
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Re: 7mm SMKs or A-Max for Whitetail?

Well, I would be able to tell ya all you need to know but man the F'in angles messed me up this deer season. I shoot a savage 112BVSS in 7 RM with 175 smk. I missed 2 bucks at 833 10 TIMES!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] I didn't have an angle cosine indicator and had to guess at the knock off of shooting up hills. Well turns out I was over shooting them. So later that day I shot at another SMALL buck and he was 610 once again didn't knock off enough and shot 2 inches over his back. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] So the next day went out and found another buck at 894 and I knocked off almost 300 yards. Shot was right on but there was a crosswind on the hill the buck was on and I hit less than 6 inches behind him! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] Man talk about disappointing. Oh well maybe before your season opens I will have a kill under my belt that I can share the results with.

How well does your 7mag shoot the 175 smk? Here is a picture of my 5 shot group from yesterday at 551 yards. It measures right at 4 inches center to center.
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Old 09-26-2005, 02:46 PM
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Re: 7mm SMKs or A-Max for Whitetail?

7mmmag man
What twist is your savage?
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Old 09-26-2005, 03:25 PM
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Re: 7mm SMKs or A-Max for Whitetail?

It is a 1 in 9.5

I am shooting 58.5 gr of reloader 22 with the 175 smk loaded about 10 thou back from the lands.
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