Re: Sierra Matchkings for hunting
I hadn't considered the 'force multiplier' idea of brain shots for culling.
At the risk of hijacking a thread, would you mind taking a second to explain how you visualise your aiming point for a brain shot; deer face on, side on and oblique.
I've never brain shot a deer, so I don't feel wildly confident about the aiming point;
for eg, on Saturday I lay waiting for a doe to show herself over a convex slope (waiting to neck shoot her), meanwhile her young buck partner lay facing me.
To pass the time I moved my sight picture over the buck's face.
I think that a brain stem shot would have meant shooting between the nostrils- which made me think about how much bone, sinus etc the bullet would have to transit to reach the stem - a lot!
Shifting the POA higher -between the eyes, presented a 'glacis plate' of sloping skull bone.
What's the solution? [in case you wondered, the pair took off and I didn't get the shot!]
By the way, Bill B, Don't feel bad, I don't understand the SMK debate either:
Encouraged by the SMK reports that I read when I first discovered this board, I experimented by shooting an unopened tin of tomatoes at 200m with a 168 lapua scenar out of a 308.
Expected an explosion; nothing happened.
Thought I'd missed.
However, it was drilled dead centre [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
Next time I'm attacked by tinned tomatoes, Scenars will not be my projectile of choice [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Each to his own I guess [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]