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SMK effect on shorter ranges?

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Unread 12-08-2007, 07:51 AM
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SMK effect on shorter ranges?


I see that SMK are used frequently on long range hunting and they seem to work great.
Here in Sweden we have a law about bullets used for hunting (other animals then varmints) should be designed to expand. Therefore we cant use SMKīs and other match bullets, even tho they are in fact hollow points, but not intended to expand.

Long range hunting is also fairly unknown in Sweden, a 200m shot at an elk/moose is considered long range and on the edge of what is ethical.
Some how itīs all right to shoot a fox at greater distance...

Im a litte curius to know how match bullets would work at "Swedish" long range terms, around 100m - 300m if they where used.
// Johan
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Unread 12-08-2007, 09:50 AM
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I shot 3 deer this year with the 180 gr SMKs out of a 300 WSM.

The first 2 were mule deer (200 lbs) taken at 324 lasered yards, both hit high ribcage both striking a rib on the way in. Neither bullet penetrated the skin on the opposite side but caused mass destruction of the internals.

The 3rd was a white tail (175 lbs) shot at 150 yards in the high ribcage. Bullet didn't strike any bones and exited the opposite side with a tennis ball side hole.

All 3 bucks (8, 9 and 10 pointers) dropped right in their tracks!
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Unread 12-08-2007, 11:30 AM
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l've just started using 130smk's in a 7-08 @ 2800 (mild but accurate, low .3's or better @100yrds). Just 1 Roe doe so far but l've got another 10/15 to flatten. She was taken at 80yrds off the bonnet with a bipod. The round went in just off centre below the left eye and exited from the back of the skull leaving a 2.5inch hole.
l must say l've no problems with them if this is a repeatable effect...


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Unread 12-08-2007, 02:32 PM
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I've had some good luck with 200 grn SMK's on Medium Sized deer at 200+ yards at 300 Weatherby Mag velocities ( 2800 to 3150 fps (yeah, I've played with them a bit)).

Spine and shoulder hits all, animals didn't have time to complain... ;)
Portate bien o te lleva el cucuy
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