300GR SMK Performance on Antelope

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by gamedog, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

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    Devirginized the 338 Edge this weekend on Antelope opener.
    Was hoping to stretch this girl out a ways but Mothere Nature disagreed and gave us 3 days of a white out snowstorm. We ended up with 11" of snow and mud:mad:
    Visability was around 400 yards max for most of the 3 days.
    Managed to jump a group at 250 yards and this doe wasn't able to outrun the ol 300 SMK.
    Hit her a couple inches behind the heart.
    Here is the exit wound. It broke the 4 ribs about 6" above the exit hole.
    Needless to say there wasn't much tracking required.
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    Here's the hero shot, don't mind the ugly mug:D
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    My nephew doing some skinning on his doe.
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    There is still plenty of season left to get after a buck and one more doe.
     
  2. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    Very nice and thanks for the pictures. This latest storm seemed to hit the whole western half of the country pretty hard but snow on an antelope hunt still seems a bit weird!

    By the way, I love your sig line. Instant classic.
     

  3. edge

    edge Well-Known Member

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    Any estimate of impact velocity? Also curious as the the entrance wound from the SMK. Do you get a caliber sized hole going in or does it open up fast and give a big hole there too?

    Thanks, and congratulations.

    edge.
     
  4. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

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    Impact velocity should be around 2564 fps.
    The bullet left 338 hole on the entrance. Passed in between ribs and then did it's job.
    Zero meat loss:D
     
  5. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    That sure looks like some cold speed goat huntin ! That gun sure stills looks as cool as I remember it did ! Nice one .

    Now all you need is a clear day, no wind , fresh batterys in the pda and a good lookout ! BOOOOOOOOOM !

    DUH
     
  6. magicofmt

    magicofmt Well-Known Member

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    Good shooting, looks like work with all the snow. I didn't go, lost power in the house so waited that out. I'll be around Roundup in 513 this Fri and Sat hunting goats, might give you a call if we can't find any Fri.
    Congrats on the 338 Edge kill!
     
  7. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    the 338 ROCKS! come to think of it, i've killed more rocks with it than game...