338 Lapua & 300 Grain SMK Scores On Deer

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  1. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    Two deer taken with one shot each with the 338 Lapua and the 300 SMK

    Sgt. May took his first deer on this trip, even though he is a Purple Heart reciepint in the war on Terror

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    The other Deer deer taken


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  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    That looks familiar.. The last WT I shot with my Lapua and a 300smk did the same thing. Actually sucked the intestines right out the other side plugging the hole. I was confused at the fact there was no blood trail in the snow till I seen the exit was plugged. But then she only took a few stepps.:D

    Thanks for posting the pics.

    Jeff

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  3. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    once in a while some one will say "use enough gun" i'm not expecting to hear that on this post!

    thanks for the pix.
     
  4. Buffalobob

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    Congratulations to Sgt May and I am glad when the vets get back to normal, everyday type activities.

    Are those Coues deer?
     
  5. jwp475

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    No, Coues just South West Texas Deer. The weather was warm and we didn't see many Deer at all
     
  6. Buffalobob

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    They are not all furred up and gray like the wintertime deer here, so I was not sure they were whitetails.
     
  7. arthurj

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    Um, yep I bet that one didn't go to far!
     
  8. goodgrouper

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    John,

    If you keep doing that to poor little bambis, you aren't going to have much meat in the freezer to show for it!

    Congrats.
     
  9. eddybo

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    I would have loved to have heard the smack that made when it hit. Congrats good shooting.
     
  10. IDAHO PREACHER

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    Good shooting, cold bore shot they are rewarding when they happen. What was the distance for each shot? IP
     
  11. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    Both shots were 300 yards, what are the odds..
     
  12. Explorer

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    I guess the Barnes TSX can reduce the meat damage compared to this.

    I've shoot both fallow deer an red deer with no meat damage with 180 grain TSX in my 300 WinMag
    The good thing about the TSX is that it's very willing to expand and all damage will be on the organs inside the animals, you can easily see that when you cut the animal
    All exit wounds are less than ½ inch
     
  13. Fiftydriver

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    Looking at the shot placement on that buck anyway, I would bet there was less then a couple ounces of meat damage on that buck.

    As I always say, being over gunned is a mythical situation as long as you put the bullet on the right spot.

    From what we have heard from some out there, I am surpised the 300 gr SMK penetrated at all!!! Please read that with a bit of sarcasm!!! LOL

    Congrats and tell that American hero congrats and thank you!!!
     
  14. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    Kirby is "Spot On"..
    Kirby Sgt. May is happy to defend this Nation and he thanks you for your support.