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Old 09-13-2010, 02:37 PM
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Re: NOT happy with the 300grMK

thanks for the input guys. i figured i needed to hit bone on these goats and deer for it to do anything. do you think it would do the same thing on an elk if i didnt hit bone???

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Old 09-13-2010, 03:00 PM
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Re: NOT happy with the 300grMK

paper punching bullet on thin skinned animal, what did you expect , execpt an animal left to bleed to death from poor bullet choice.
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Old 09-13-2010, 03:09 PM
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Re: NOT happy with the 300grMK

Broz, great shooting and thanks for the video

Just a "flesh wound" on that 820 yard goat, just put some dirt on it and he should be fine.

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Old 09-13-2010, 04:25 PM
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thanks for the input guys. i figured i needed to hit bone on these goats and deer for it to do anything. do you think it would do the same thing on an elk if i didnt hit bone???
Distance becomes the factor here too. But I feel the heavier front rib of an elk will expand them fine at most distances. I have taken two elk with the 300 SMK. The first a 6x6 at 526 yards was a direct shoulder punch. The elk traveled maybe 50 yards, put his head down and tumbles azz over appetite. This bullet broke the near shoulder destroyed both lungs and lodged in the oposite shoulder almost exiting. That bullet retained over 60% of its weight.

The other elk a 5x5 was at 1130 yards. He was 3/4 facing me and I centered it for a forward high shoulder. The wnd got me left about 8" and the bullet entered high on the base of the neck. This bull rared up and over backwards and fell dead like he was lightning struck. Never kicked. Some luck there for sure. But the bonus was no ruined meat!!

I am using the Berger Hybrid this year because my and Roy's expansion tests show them to expand well. And they are so darn accurate in my rifle at 1000 plus. But if I had not tried the bergers I would have no issues what so ever using the SMK for hunting. I would hate to even try to count all the long range game they have taken. Members here alone.

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Old 09-13-2010, 04:48 PM
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It was the dangdest thing I have ever seen. That goat looked like a piece of swiss cheese. I was very suprised. I was watching through my binos and another guy that was with us was recording I was able to go back and watch the video and they were putting a hurting on her but not putting her down. You could tell pretty clearly in the video they were going through her because you couldnt see the bullet hit the dirt only the dust cloud afterwords. I am sure he would have had better results with less wind. I think there was a little more wind than we thought because he was holding 1-2 minutes into the wind.. I cant remember and was still hitting a little far back. last week I shot an antelope doe with cast bullets out of my 460 s&w right behind the shoulder and she did the same thing I thought I had missed I hit the hart so she only went 120 yards but it was amazing she didnt plop over right there. I think those things are just tough little suckers and you need to hit some bone to knock them over otherwise your going to have to wait till the internal damage you did kicks in.... It was an awesome day though lots of guns and shooting and messin around out in the hills.
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:23 PM
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Some times that's how it goes, I punched a little whitetail doe at 50yrds with a 45-70 loaded to the hilt with 405gr flat nose and she took two right at the water line and acted like nothing happened. I ended up shooting her with my 22 pistol. That bullet and load will levitate and elk but she took it like a rock star, you could nearly see clean though her but she would not fall.
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:48 PM
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Re: NOT happy with the 300grMK

broz. ive tried they bergers out of this rifle and they seem to shoot much better then the MK"s. im gonna load the bergers up and use them for elk if this rifle dosent sell.
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