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Is this common? SMK

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Unread 08-30-2008, 10:40 PM
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Re: Is this common? SMK

OH boy should I write???, I have enjoyed reading this post .... but find myself agreeing with most of the information presented .. typically I hunt with larger than 30 cal, but have found that the ole 165 Ballistic tip to be ideal on deer, but expand so quickly that I would not use them on bigger game unless in larger cal. (.338 or 358) where the heavier jacket retards the expansion ....
I have loved North Forks and HT's {when they were available} but a friend of mine has been using SMKs and while I have seen the inconsistancy mentioned ... they never have failed to bring down the game and dispatch it immediately....
After I have used up my vast array of hunting bullets ... (should be before I hit 100 yrs.) I will stay with Barnes TSX's in 6.5 and smaller calibers but use SMK's exclusively for the heavier ones ...
I had great results (1 shot = immediate kill and drop_) on 700 yd. + antelope with 200 gr. BT from my .340 going 3290 with less than .450 MOA now the buggers discontinued the round .... aaarrrrgggghhhh.
But looking forward to using the 300 SMK from my 338 Rogue. LRB
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Unread 09-01-2008, 09:33 AM
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Re: Is this common? SMK

Originally Posted by davewilson View Post
Yobuk, would your name ryme with Bernie?
yes it would, but i dont know anybody from pennsyltucky, so clue me in.
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