Newbie needs some help

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Young_Sniper, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. Young_Sniper

    Young_Sniper Member

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    I was wondering because I do not hand load, would the Federal PREMIUM GOLD MEDAL 190grain Sierra MatchKing BTHP in .300 win mag be better to use on moose than the PREMIUM VITAL-SHOK 180grain Barnes Triple Shock at ranges 250yards+
     
  2. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the board.

    1st off, on a critter that big, the 190 SMK will be too unpredictable. If you hit bone or not, how fast it is going, ect...Definatly use a "hunting" bullet. SMK's work great for some kinds of hunting. It depends greatly on the game, caliber and bullet wieght. For the purpose of moose hunting with the 190 SMK, I dont recomend it. If you can find a factory load with ACCUBONDS, that is an awesome moose bullet. I have killed trophy moose with both the X bullet and accubonds. They both do very good. The only thing I dont like about the X bullet is if you hit a bone at an angle, they have a tendancy to NOT open as the hollow point gets slammed closed and the bullet turns into a bannana shape. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

    Again, welcome.
     

  3. Fiftydriver

    Fiftydriver <strong>Official LRH Sponsor</strong>

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    Also, welcome to LRH. I would agree and tell you to look for an Accubond load or a Partition load in the 180 to 200 gr range. For the range you will be hunting, both will perform much better then either the SMK or the X bullet.

    Kirby Allen(50)
     
  4. Young_Sniper

    Young_Sniper Member

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    Thank you guys for your info.