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Hunting w/ smk 168's 7mm

 
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Old 02-12-2007, 09:42 PM
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Hunting w/ smk 168\'s 7mm

Has anybody hunted w/ .7mm 168 grain smk's? What were your results? How about the .308 168's?
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Old 02-12-2007, 10:15 PM
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Re: Hunting w/ smk 168\'s 7mm

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Yes. I have been impressed with this bullet on game with 308 velocities out to 300-350 yards. After that, I dont like them at all. I get very good reliable expansion between 0-350 yards but not much further. Bear in mind that the higher the velocity, the further you will get reliable expansion. If a LR deer bullet is your desire, look at the 168 and 178 AMAX bullets. Sorry, I havent used the 7mm version.
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Old 02-12-2007, 10:18 PM
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Re: Hunting w/ smk 168\'s 7mm

I'm looking for long range stuff that I can use for targets and hunting. How bout the berger? Or the accubond?
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Re: Hunting w/ smk 168\'s 7mm

First, what cartridge are you going to be using? 2nd, what game are you going to hunt. 3rd, what distance(s) are you talking about?
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Old 02-12-2007, 10:54 PM
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Re: Hunting w/ smk 168\'s 7mm

7mm magnum. 500+yards. Elk, Deer and Bear.
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Re: Hunting w/ smk 168\'s 7mm

the berger vld are awesome hunting bullets.
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Old 02-13-2007, 02:18 AM
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Re: Hunting w/ smk 168\'s 7mm

I personally would look at a different bullet then the 168g SMK for all around in the 7 RM. Its not a bad bullet, but there are better with higher BC's. The 168g VLD for example, or even the 160g AB. The 168g VLD will work out to 1K fairly well. IF you want to use the SMK, I would step up to the 175g SMK for all around usage. I used the Berger 168g VLD this last year on 2 muley bucks with perfect bullet performance. 1 was 175 yards, the other was 618 yards. Very very good terminal performance on both deer. The 162g amax would be a good bet for targets/deer, but I think its a little to light for elk/bear. JMO.
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