SMK's work well on bigger game like moose. Just match the bullet to the game. In other words, dont shoot a moose with the lightest MK they make. They tend to blow up more than some hunting bullets, so make sure there is some extra lead there to make up for it.
this year i took a big mulie[about 325lbs]at 250yds found the bullet in the far shoulder,also took a cow elk[about 400lbs]at 230yds 1st shot broke her spine[purposely to break her down] and exited and second entered front of chest and exited behind shoulder penetrating about 3ft. of elk.both kills were with the 142mk out of my 6.5-284.the 142mk seems to act like a ballistic tip as far as damage goes but it penetrates a little better[at least in my experience].my-2-dave
I've killed three (3) moose with the Matchkings 338cal-300's. I have a picture of one of the recovered matchkings floating around the internet somewhere. All one shot kills, two (2) were in the 440 yard range area (one was 439 and the other just a tad further), the third was about 175 yards.
Killed several elk and deer out west at ranges approaching 1000 yds and extending past 2000 yards with that 300 gr MK.
For the small deer in these PA mountains, and under 1000 yards, lets just say I feel sorry for them when they get hit with it.
I usually try to set up where the ranges "start" at 1000 yards plus, because of the destruction to them.
I have learned,when hunting in PA, if my setup is closer then 1000 yards "to start" with and don't extend to much past 1300 to 1500 yards, I use my 300 Tomahawk instead. Depends on where we go.
When the 338/416 IMP comes out, we are at places that the ranges extend far.
Can't say enough good things about the 300 Sierra MK. and the destruction they provide at the speeds I run them.
I shot about a 450-500 pound trophy Oregon black bear with a 200g SMK out of my .300 RUM. Muzzle velocity was 3200fps and range was about 250 yards. The shot entered behind the shoulder and the bear took a couple steps and was dead. The internal damage was amazing. The bullet did not exit and the bullet weighed 40 grains. Not to good for weight retention, but the trophy bear didn't know the difference.