Praise for Match Kings

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by bblaine2k, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. bblaine2k

    bblaine2k Well-Known Member

    Jun 25, 2003
    I just wanted to give a few words of advice/praise and thanks to the crew of long range hunters here who have so carefully and wisely sent me on my long range shooting/hunting career.

    It's been a long haul as I previously mentioned from picking the caliber, rifle, scope, load, practice methods, etc. etc. However, it finally paid off!

    I was hunting the opening day of the regular firearms deer season in my home state of West Virginia. I hunt in the Ohio Valley Hill country and you can really stretch the shots out. I had my well broken in and practiced Long Range Rig in my possession. For those who have followed my posts know that I settled on a Remington 700 Sendero Stainless Fluted in 7 Ultra Mag with a Sightron 6-24 X SII series scope and a Harris Bi-Pod. I had practiced lots, as is a requirement of long range shooting and knew what I could do with it. Within a few hours, a small cull buck came out at 275 yards and I launched a 168 grain SMK towards him. The result was outstanding! As the buck was angling towards me, the Sierra Match King entered his left shoulder smashing through it and the ribcage and took out about 3 vertebrae then exiting dropping the deer as quickly as a 50 lb anvil hitting it on its head. The upper portion of both lungs were gone completely devastated by the bullet. Now I know that this isn't a long shot. I've shot further with much smaller calibers with similar results but the point is that the Match Kings Worked wonderfully. I hope to meet a few more whitetails out at further distances where I expected them to be but only time will tell.

    Again, thanks to all who have contributed. Wish I had pics but perhaps I can upload some of my rig in the near future.

    Long live, long range hunting!

  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Good job--Another one hooked...

  3. baldeagle713

    baldeagle713 Well-Known Member

    Aug 31, 2002
    The_Mountaineer :
    Shame on you
    Match grade bullets don't work on deer! [​IMG]
    Your BAD!!!!!
    LOL LOL LMAO!!!!
    Good going! congrats!! to ya
  4. LeMay

    LeMay Well-Known Member

    Jul 11, 2003
    Mountainteer. I do some shooting my Elk garden WV you my their?

    LeMay OUT
  5. Austin

    Austin Well-Known Member

    Jan 7, 2004
    I've long been under the impression that a MK wasn't a good deer bullet also (though I DO know from experience that they are GREAT 'dog loads!). Looks like you proved me wrong! Might just have to whip me up a batch of good hunting loads with the 168 SMK's for next season and see what they can do! I LOVE those SMK's!!! Good shootin' and congrats bro!


    [ 01-18-2004: Message edited by: Austin ]
  6. jcpython357

    jcpython357 Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2003
    mountaineer, You need to post that on accuratereloading and get things riled up again. [​IMG] Jay
  7. Darryl Cassel

    Darryl Cassel Well-Known Member

    May 7, 2001
    Matchkings are some of the "best" hunting bullets there are for elk, deer, Caribou and even Moose.

    It's been proven time and time again.

    DC [​IMG]
  8. deergrunt

    deergrunt Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2003
    Matchkings are some of the "best" hunting bullets there are for elk, deer, Caribou and even Moose.

    Second only to the A-max. [​IMG]