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SMK --at close range

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Unread 01-26-2010, 07:38 PM
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Re: SMK --at close range

The 8mm 200 gr Nosler Accubond has a ballistic coefficient of .450. The Sierra 8mm 200 MK does have a better BC at .520. For the 500'ish yards that you talked about the AB would work fine.
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Unread 01-28-2010, 08:10 PM
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Re: SMK --at close range

i shoot both in my mauser. both are accurate at 1200 yrds. i use imr 4350 52 grains shoots at 2550. the smk forsure has more energy at long range but i would not hesitate to shoot a deer with the accubond at 400 yrds however i dont think i'd use it at over 600 yrds from my mauser as it is below recommended volocity. yours should be just fine

what are you shooting to hit 2900? 8mm mag?
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Unread 01-29-2010, 09:37 PM
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Re: SMK --at close range

Originally Posted by load View Post

what are you shooting to hit 2900? 8mm mag?
Sorry, I missed your question.

Actually it is a .45 muzzleloader that shoots smokeless powder.

These are 250 grain 0.338 Accubonds, but the sabots are similar for the SMK's.
I have used, and my main bullet is the 150 grain 30 caliber Accubond. Depending on powder I can get over 3200 fps with about 80 grains of powders with N120, I 4198, Norma 200, and rel 7

The huge advantage of not having a case is that your load is only limited by your imagination.
The disadvantage is that without a case is that it is very hard to raise pressure so duplex powder loads are sometimes needed.

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Unread 01-31-2010, 10:07 AM
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Re: SMK --at close range

I have shot many deer with 308 win & 175 MK backed by 44 gr Varget. Would not hesitate to continue using it. It has worked perfectly for me every time.
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