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Old 07-02-2002, 04:32 PM
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More matchking info

I've recently been out shooting crop damage deer with GroceryMan. 308 Win and 168 MatchKing in Federal Gold Medal ammo. Add about 80 more deer to the list of believers, MatchKings are very hard on deer. No autopsies performed and none were actually needed, all deer were very dead.
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Old 07-03-2002, 12:44 AM
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Re: More matchking info

Wow!!


80, Wow!!!!
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Old 07-03-2002, 07:34 AM
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Re: More matchking info

Dave it sounds like the Matchkings are working very good for you. What kind of ranges are you shutting the deer?
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Old 07-03-2002, 07:54 AM
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Re: More matchking info

Dave
Sooner or later people will believe in the Sierra MK on deer and elk.

I Have used them with success for over 25 years now. It has been documented so far, from 100 yards to 2890 yards, they work well.
My friends got an elk at 2890 yards, my longest was 2100 yards with 338 300 gr Match Kings.

I really can't think of a better Longrange bullet? Accuracy and high BC is the name of the game.

Nice going.

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[ 07-03-2002: Message edited by: Darryl Cassel ]
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Old 07-03-2002, 10:12 AM
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Re: More matchking info

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It's a rush sort of shoot, fella has about 700 deer in his fields each evening and they're destroying everything. The surrounding wooded area(s) have an obvious browse line at about the 5 ft level.

We shoot out to 600 yards but that's on rare occasions, most shots are 200 to 250 yards. The deer are smallish, even more so than the general geographic population in most cases.

The shots are mostly for lungs but shoulders are targeted also, most rounds exit the deer and leave substantial exit wounds. I should try to due better terminal ballistic studies and wound documentation but it's a rush process and the fella wants the herd thinned soon. There's little time to examine the wounds and bodies, we shoot, load the bodies and deliver them to the appointed drop-off site.

Unless something goes terribly wrong, all deer are killed with a single hit, there have been two doubles killed during the culling and the second deer in line also died very quickly.
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Re: More matchking info

Thank you for sharing your experiences I will be using the MK on my next big game hunt keep up the shutting.
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Old 07-05-2002, 01:41 PM
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Re: More matchking info

hey dave take a couple pics of that field with600+deer in it..and send them to me..
if you dont have a scanner just mail me
a couple of prints..id love to have that..
ill pay for it if you want.. just let me
know.. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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