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Sierra Matchkings for hunting

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Unread 02-01-2005, 07:06 PM
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Re: Sierra Matchkings for hunting

I enjoyed that I use them all the time. My rifle loves them.
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Unread 02-01-2005, 08:11 PM
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Re: Sierra Matchkings for hunting

Thanks Ric.
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Unread 02-01-2005, 09:17 PM
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dave...., that was real mean, i mean you gave the thread ,sooo! i have to read it right? 4 bottles of visine later, i wonder, it does give a new meaning to the word entrenched.aaahh well, it was funny at times, jimm
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Re: Sierra Matchkings for hunting

Here is my rule of thumb. If the animal is within 250 yards, I use the Nosler 165 in my 308. If it's beyond that, I use the SMKs. I think the Nosler's expand a bit better at high velocities (short ranges), but they track about 1 moa to the right and 2 moa down from a 168 SMK so I'm not confident with them beyond about 250-300 yds.

My solution is to chamber a Nosler and then have SMK's underneath it. If it's a short shot I use the round in the chamber. If it's long, I pop that round out of the chamber and cycle an SMK in there.

SMK's definitely work though. I personally think that their ballistics get better as they scrub some velocity.
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Unread 02-02-2005, 08:37 PM
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Yellowjacket sounds to me like they worked just find I have shot and have seen shot hunderds of deer. double lung hits almost always run aways before they drop. You start breaking shoulders and spines they start to drop in there tracks.

I have shot deer with the 180gr match kings and they have work well.
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Unread 02-03-2005, 08:42 AM
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Re: Sierra Matchkings for hunting

P. Dog Shooter, you are exactly correct and that is the reason I was saying my sample was to small to make an accurate conclusion. However, with the imput received here, I belive I can expect the Matchkings to dependably keep putting them down. Thanks.
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Re: Sierra Matchkings for hunting

Yellowjacket said "but all the whitetail seemed to run about the max distance of 50 - 70 yards with double lung hits"

I don't believe it matters what you shoot a whitetail with if you double lung them, they will run 50-70 yards. I have hit them with a 30-06 150gr PSP, a 50 cal round ball and a 12 ga slug, same result every time. Not a case of bullet failure, just physiology. It takes time for a lung shot to work and they generally like to spend that time running.
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