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Sierra Matchkings for hunting

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Unread 01-30-2005, 12:44 PM
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Re: Sierra Matchkings for hunting

I can honestly say that I've never used them for hunting big game. That's why I know that they don't work. Besides, Sierra agrees with me. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

All kidding aside, do a search here, or on wildcatshootoing.com, or almost anywhere else and you should find more lengthy debate than anyone would what to read.

This is actually a more controversial topic than moly coated bullets, cryo treatments or breaking in new barrels.

SMK Hunting bullet debate

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Unread 01-30-2005, 05:18 PM
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Re: Sierra Matchkings for hunting

Ahhhh, .224 80gr SMKS, I dont think there is anything in this state that cant be stoped with em. SMKs over BTs any day this year.... still waiting for some blood to fly in this "discussion"
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Unread 01-30-2005, 05:44 PM
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yeah I have been sitting here aaaalllll day drinking beer waiting for the fireworks and no one.. I mean know one has enough balls to say something really stupid...

errrr wait .. maybe they did.. but who was it.... and .... wow ...look and the... and um.... cause I can....

damn.. I ain't as think as you drunk I am....

the weather is here wish you were beautiful...
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Unread 01-30-2005, 07:10 PM
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Re: Sierra Matchkings for hunting

Dave King

You have no idea how glad I am you posted that tid bit about the 142 SMK. I use the 200 gr SMK in my 300 WM and the perform just great. However I shot 2 deer this year with th 140 gr SMK out of a 6.5-284 and was less than impressed. I won't say they failed because both deer were dead within 100 yds. but I couldn't even tell I'd hit either one. Both were double lung shots at 175-200 yds they just took off like I had missed clean. Both deer had exit wounds about the size of a nickle and very little bleeding (on the outside). I've got no bones with using the SMK for hunting, but for myself I'll stick with the ones over 160 grs.
Ignorance can be treated with education, sadly there is no cure for stupidity.
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Unread 01-30-2005, 07:50 PM
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Hey Ric
An old Jimmy B fan eh?
Methinks everyone has had just about enough of this topic?
Weather over your way would be a bit cold for beer to my way of thinking.
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Unread 01-30-2005, 08:01 PM
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This thread is like one of those footbal games that you thought was going to be 42-35 and instead is 6-3....

...wait maybe it's 77-1.

I got those 300 grainers for my 338 lapua.....hope they work!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] (Just Kidding!!!)
If I was shooting moose in Alaska I would definitely have a few barnes bullets in my pocket in case old grizz shows up uninvited. But Bill, these bullets work. If you only hunt inside of 200 yards, or even 300 yards you don't need them, go for a barnes TXS or Accubond. I like to reach out so I want and need a high BC, super-accurate bullet.

I'm a 2 rifle guy, 7STW with 156 Cauterucios and the aforementioned Lapua. Both the 300 SMK's and the 156 Cauterucios that I use are considered by the masses to be match bullets only and not for hunting....but as the saying goes "The masses are asses!"

John Lazzeroni says it well, you can't kill what you can't hit. Accuracy is paramount.
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Unread 01-30-2005, 09:42 PM
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Re: Sierra Matchkings for hunting

I post something, leave for a shopping trip, and return to see I am the laughing stock of this forum.

I am not saying these bullets won't work. Anything that punches a hole through both lungs, the heart or breaks the spine will kill an animal. I just like to see some expansion. These bullets zipped right through the jugs of water. I would expect them to do the same when used on animals. I want my bullet to penetrate deeply enough to reach the vitals but make the animal absorb most of the energy before exiting. It seems to me they would result in alot of unnecessary tracking. If you use these bullets for game and are satisfied with the results, fine.

Am sure you could kill a deer using a field point instead of broadhead too. With the proper shot placement of course.
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