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How do all of the Match bullets compare?

 
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Old 01-02-2006, 03:29 PM
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Re: How do all of the Match bullets compare?

Regarding your comment on bullet makers suggesting their hollow point match bullets be used on game:

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I have also heard this about Sierra MK but I no longer believe it as long as they are shot at a decent speed.

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Don't you mean "impact at a decent speed?."
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Old 01-02-2006, 05:34 PM
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Wildcat bullets are hunting type bullets built to match quality with extreemely high BC's. These have quickly become my favorite bullets.

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Well, it is my understanding that the bulk of Wildcat bullets that are ULD, RBBT use a J-4 jacket too. And I have 500 of the .277 169.5 and 200 of the 150 grain on order. So is this going to be a problem?
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Re: How do all of the Match bullets compare?

Derek:

What does it say on the end of the box of your 277 cal 169.5 grain bullets? Does it say Open H.P. or H.P. C.J.?

The last batch I got from Richard in .277 cal - 169.5 grain ULD RBBT are labeled H.P. C.J. and he said these are the heavier jackets. The ones labeled Open H.P. are the J-4s according to my understanding.

If there's any question just send Richard an e-mail and he'll straighten things out.

As to the results with the J-4 jackets, I shot a deer and an elk with them in 7mm this year and both were bang flops.
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Old 01-03-2006, 08:43 AM
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Re: How do all of the Match bullets compare?

You know, I'm not sure. When I get home, I'll check that. Thanks for telling me. I had several conversations with Richard on the phone and going by memory, I think they're the thicker jacket.
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Re: How do all of the Match bullets compare?

Yes I meant impast speed. When my buddy Bill Bailey hit his buck this year at 503yds with a 240gr SMK the exit wound was the size of a small canteloupe. I believe you need a decent amount of velocity to get the SMK to preform good on game.

Luckily the high BC translates to high retained energy. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

I think the problem with SMK's on game comes a lot from people shooting varmints with SMK's at long range and the bullet just zipping through. I am sure if Bill Bailey shot a coyote with that 240gr bullet at 700yds it will probably pop right through it.

Might have to try that so we know for sure!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

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Re: How do all of the Match bullets compare?

I bet yours are the Corbin Jacket Derek, at least i think that is what the CJ stands for. It is a lot tougher than the J-4

From the exploits of SS7MM, yes I am jealous as hell since I didnt kill a damn thing but time this season [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img], it seems like the J-4 works pretty dang good


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Re: How do all of the Match bullets compare?

They say CJ. So I'm in good shape.
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