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Old 08-23-2010, 07:29 PM
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Bullets

I was wondering since berger tested their match bullet out and then called it a hunting bullet, isn;t SMK the built in a very simlar style?? I was just wondering, I seen some guys useing 240gr SMK for hunting, but Sierra doesn't list them as a hunting bullet.
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:53 PM
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Re: Bullets

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I was wondering since berger tested their match bullet out and then called it a hunting bullet, isn;t SMK the built in a very simlar style?? I was just wondering, I seen some guys useing 240gr SMK for hunting, but Sierra doesn't list them as a hunting bullet.
I think they actually changed the jacket for the hunting bullets but kept the same shape.

Maybe some of the Berger experts will chime in.

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Old 08-23-2010, 08:17 PM
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Re: Bullets

Berger's original bullets were built using standard J4 jackets. When people started having problems with them blowing up on the way to the target (Paper or Game) in the more powerful rifles, Berger came out with the Thick Jacket or "Target" bullet.

So the original bullets are called the "Hunting" version and the newer Thick Jackets are called "Target" bullets.

The Sierra Match Kings are (I believe) built with an even thicker and tougher jacket that the Berger Target bullets, at least in my experience the SMK's stay together when the others will not.

Brian/Eric, correct me if I an wrong.

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Old 08-23-2010, 08:18 PM
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Re: Bullets

@ J E. I was thinking the same thing. i thought maybe they just used a thicker jacket. I didnt see anything where it said it was bonded.
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:25 PM
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Re: Bullets

@ Dirtball.. If I understand you right your saying the thicker jackets are the target bullets.. Are the Smk's better for hunting then the bergers?? I have a 30-378 I would like to load 240 SMK for deer ,but I was told you couldn't use this bullet for hunting. I just want to be safe.
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Re: Bullets

I have shot both the SMK and Berger target bullets this summer at groundhogs. The distances have been between 60-210yards. Both open up and blow up the opposite side of the groundhog. I have not had one yet that just went right through and not opened up. The bullets i have used are the 115 Berger .257 dia and the .308 dia 175 SMK.
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:41 PM
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Re: Bullets

@ sniper Jwp, Have you ever tried the berger hunting bullets to compare? I see they have some listed under target and hunting. Have you ever tried the SMK's at deer??
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