Long range elk performance of the Sierra Match King 300gr 338

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by jponto, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. jponto

    jponto Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have any experience with the Sierra Match King bullets (in particular the 338 - 300 gr bullets)on elk?

    Do these bullets even open up? Ranges 400 - 1200 yds.

    Via 338 Lapua.

    Thanks in advance.

    joe
     
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    Ballistic64 Well-Known Member

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  3. jponto

    jponto Well-Known Member

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    Thanks that was quick....are their any other experiences?
     
  4. Shawn Carlock

    Shawn Carlock Sponsor

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    JJP,

    If you go to the hunting section and check out dad's first elk you will see the baseball sized hole the 300 SMK left for an exit on a heart shot at 563 yards. I have seen or done a pile of game shots with the 300 gr SMK and have not one complaint.
     
  5. Black Diamond 408

    Black Diamond 408 Well-Known Member

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    I bud of mine in Idaho uses nothing but 300MK in his 338-416 Rigby, has killed many elk and the longest being 725 yards. He said the bullet blew out the heart and part of a lung, wound channel was more than he expected at that distance. The elk ran about 30 yards and dropped.

    Dave
     
  6. ewallace

    ewallace Well-Known Member

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    I have been shooting the .338 300g SMK in a imp lapua for 5 years for elk and deer hunting no complantes. Pic is a piece of a .338 300g jacket recovered form a elk. I have taken Big game out to 1850 maters with the 300g SMK

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  7. skidlyman

    skidlyman Well-Known Member

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    what results if you are using a 300smk .338rum and make a close range shot?
     
  8. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    big hole....dead elk!