Serria Matchking

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by thumbs, May 24, 2014.

  1. thumbs

    thumbs Well-Known Member

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    I was just wondering how the 69 grain .22 Matchking is for prairie dog hunting and maybe some hog hunting. Anyone try these one either one?

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  2. FearNoWind

    FearNoWind Well-Known Member

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    Work just fine. Ground Squirrels fear me and SMK....gun)
     
  3. thumbs

    thumbs Well-Known Member

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    Thanks just bought a bunch to try the accuracy in my rifles. They sure shoot straight. I was wondering about the expansion on the little critters.
     
  4. Dallas Hardaway

    Dallas Hardaway Well-Known Member

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    Iv killed a couple deer with them in a 223 wssm at 3600. They pop pretty good for me. Nothing but feathers left on crows!
     
  5. Jerry M

    Jerry M Well-Known Member

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    I shot the 52 gr SMK in .223 on my first Prairie Dog shoot and was disappointed with the results. Some penciled through with no expansion, especially at 300 yards and more.

    I've shot one hog in the states and 3 wart hogs in Africa with .30 caliber rifles. Given those experience I personally would not shoot a hog with a .223 SMK. There are just way too many better bullets available, especially if I am paying for a hunt.

    Good Luck

    Jerry
     
  6. logan197

    logan197 Well-Known Member

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    I used the 95 gr SMK in my 243 for coyotes for one season. They shot like lasers but where completely unpredictable. From ranges from 20 yrds to 600 yrds. Never got the same impact or penetration. Some would pencil through and some would explode on contact. Never lost a coyote but did have to trail some. I would not use them on hogs. Especially if they are running shots where bullet placement may not be exact. I have not tried the TMK which may offer more reliable expansion and penetration.
     
  7. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    .224" 69 SMK @ 3033fps
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    We have used them on mule deer doe with the same results. And I have killed a bunch of coyotes and jackrabbits with them. They are not as explosive as a varmint bullet, but nothing that I put the bullet in the right place walked away.
     
  8. Dallas Hardaway

    Dallas Hardaway Well-Known Member

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    223 is to slow. U got to get them mov
     
  9. Dallas Hardaway

    Dallas Hardaway Well-Known Member

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    The 77 tmk is one of the best bullets iv used on deer a d hogs. Drops them like lighting! I run them from 3400-3700 depending on which cartridge im using.
     
  10. stomp442

    stomp442 Well-Known Member

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    The 69gr Match King works great. My results mirror that of Lances.
     
  11. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    I bet the 69 TMK would work fantastic too, maybe even better. But I have about 3200 more rounds loaded up with the 69SMK, so don't plan on switching any time soon.
     
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  12. Dallas Hardaway

    Dallas Hardaway Well-Known Member

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    The 69s work well in tmk to
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