Re: Minimum impact velocity for big game with Matchkings?
MM, I think that they were trying to say that the 300wsm is not the best platform to launch a 240smk. It will certainly kill game alot farther than 600yds. But you would be better served with a 300wsm if you went with a lighter bullet like a 190gr or 200gr for close to medium shots(under 800yds). My findings with Matchkings, if the velocity is above 1500fps it will expand. If below 1500fps it will tumble once inside the animal, creating an extreme wound channel. The close shots can be messey as well. We shot a small buck the 25th at 34yds with a 190gr smk impact vel. was about 2950fps. He was faceing us slightly to our left, bullet entered right in front of left shoulder exited rear edge of right. Exit wound was the size of a basketball, 13 inches long 8.5in wide.
Bother, said Pooh, as he chambered another round...