I Have Been In Wrong Forums! Match King -Again.

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Perkules, May 9, 2003.

  1. Perkules

    Perkules Well-Known Member

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    Hello forum,I´ve been busy looking for a 338 Lapua bullet for moose,300 to 500 yds. Busy because I obviously need to order them from abroad ,all I need is one load for this rifle.

    300 Grain Match King.Yes.

    I have been totally ignorant. Now,after finding you guys the things are finally normalizing. I hunt moose,got the new TRG-S shooting Scenars very good,just the bullet for the moose was missing.

    Whatever I have found here I have already read, even the accuratearms SMK thread until I noticed Ricciardelli there... maybe I read the rest later. He must be the one getting some beating. I met him in another forum just a few days ago and he introduced me to SMKs. Then the real search started.

    I ended up finding SMKs for moose all over the Net, then again ridiculous,biased flames. Flames from people who have not even shot those in phonebooks or anything. Here in Longrange I found lots of facts. [​IMG]

    The moose don´t read what it says on the bullet box,especially when it´s in english and I hunt in Finland. I will order my SMKs.

    I do not have access to many 338 bullets .I simply can not test them all now,this is a rare caliber here and hunters are biased as well. So the shops do not stock them. But I am a ballistic nut,I shoot a firearm almost every day. Practise,varmint,whatever.

    Just tell me to get them,please. Or if not,please give me some other "fact" than it being a target bullet,okay? The information overflow is getting unbearable.

    It all started here,if you have time take a look,this is a nice forum,my main hangout:

    Legacy 338 Lapua Bullet For Moose

    Then I got guided here from another forum,I wish I had posted all this in Longrange in the first place.

    LoadYourOwn 338 Bullet For Moose

    Please excuse my slightly ranting tone,I am just tired. But I am dead serious about this.Time is running,range time.

    Thank you!
     
  2. Boyd Heaton

    Boyd Heaton Well-Known Member

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    I think Dave King has used the 300gr MK on Moose out of a 338 Ultra
     

  3. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    Yes I am bias as well, bias twards SMK's that is. I and many friends hunt and cleanly kill big game including elk and moose and smaller game too.

    GET THE MK's!!
     
  4. Perkules

    Perkules Well-Known Member

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    Howdy,got some sleep,now reading the hilarious accurateloading thread.Ouch!Match Kings

    Hmm... my terminology was incorrect,MK meaning "MatchKing" and SMK "Sierra Match King",only talking ´bout one and only bullet.Sorry Michael.

    I really hope I didn´t start the same over here.

    EDIT: The thing being that I have an accurate load data for Match King from Sako test shooters but not a single bullet does not make things easier at all.

    [ 05-09-2003: Message edited by: Petander ]
     
  5. Perkules

    Perkules Well-Known Member

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    Hehehh... I am somewhere halfway of that accurate thread. Thanks for sharing your experience, had I read more I´d never started this one. It´s all there.


    The debate is over from my side. Just ordered 500 Match Kings. I wonder if they are good for American Orlovs? [​IMG] Cheers,Gentlemen!

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    I was also only talking about 1 bullet. MK, SMK, same thing. "Match king" is a registered trade mark of Sierra. Congrats on the 500 MK's
     
  7. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    Petander & Boyd

    I've shot three (3) moose now, all with the 300 SMK/MK/Sierra Match King/Match King. All were one (1) shot kills, distances varied from ~175 to 439 yards. Expansion on the only recovered bullet was good and it's been posted as a .jpg a few times.

    Petander...500 count 338 cal 300 SMK's should hold you for a while, lot of dead somethings coming up.
     
  8. Perkules

    Perkules Well-Known Member

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    Very good,Boyd! [​IMG]

    I´ve seen the pic,yup. The initial shock from discovering MK:s is gone now. But man,little did I know. [​IMG]

    Yes Michael,I noticed that afterwards too. [​IMG] In this ammo-frenzy I completely forgot to sleep for a while -downside of the Internet - and I quarantee you guys,reports will follow when the time comes. [​IMG]

    Now,waiting... got Scenars,can shoot... really funny,I know the theoretical external ballistics for my MK load upside down. Still have not had a single boolit in my hand. [​IMG]

    This caliber really rocks.And this forum. [​IMG]
     
  9. Darryl Cassel

    Darryl Cassel Well-Known Member

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    Hello

    For what's it's worth.

    Have used Match Kings on about 20 elk with complete success. Only recovered two bullets that were mushroomed perfectly.

    I used the 200 gr and 220 gr MKs in my 30/378, the 240 gr MK in my 300 Tomahawk and the 300 Gr MK in my 338/416 Rigby IMP.

    I also use the 168 Gr MK in my 7/300 Weatherbys and also the 140 Gr and 142 Gr MK in my 6.5/300 Weatherby.

    The jackest hold up well and will not explode on contact with hitting a heavy shoulder such as the elk or moose.
    The MK does wonders to bears also. Ask Dan Lilja the barrel maker. He has the pics of a bear we took in Colorado. The wound was unreal.

    Later and welcome aboard
    DC
     
  10. Perkules

    Perkules Well-Known Member

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    Thanks folks,I just got a smoke signal from Michigan,all under control.

    The boolits are coming.Only two boxes were left at Midway,now there´s only one. [​IMG]
     
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    Darrel, I'm building me a .338/.416 imp. with the shoulder blown forward .250 thousand's, I am looking for some starting loading data on this round I am thinking of useing Hodgens Retumbo powder with 300 gr. Matchkings, I have a 38" 1 in 10 twist barrel w/brake. Thanks D.C. [​IMG]