Re: Newbie question on Matchkings
The jackets on the MK are thicker then most any Match style bullet and some so called hunting bullets.
They work a bit in reverse of what you think.
Depending on the bullet placement, they will hold together and not expand greatly at real high velocity unless hitting bone. As the bullet slows down it expands in a controlled fashion, quite well. I have heard of them going through game at close range and high velocity and not expanding hardly at all.
This is not what I have found though. Every shot with a MK even at 100 yards with my 280 and 168 Gr 7mm bullets the exit hole was huge. I'm not just talking one or two deer either.
On elk, the 300 Gr 338 MK will expand perfectly from 750 yards on out to 2100 yards. These are the ranges we have killed them. Only recovered two bullets from at least 20 elk and they were mushroomed perfectly. The recovered bullets came from two elk killed at 1250 yards and 1450 yards.
You might like them if you try them.
[ 02-25-2002: Message edited by: Darryl Cassel ]