Post your SMK/Match bullet kills

5RWill

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Thanks guys it was a hell of a weekend none the less. Found out last Friday i was accepted into Dental School. Was on cloud 9 for about 48hrs. Here's one from the front. I agree still a great buck. I find it funny because we were just really checking fields looking for meat, wasn't seriously hunting but he was chasing. When i'm seriously hunting i never see decent deer. Though i think i almost always miss prime rut.
 
No photos, as I was not going to hike 3 hours across a big choked canyon and a 500+ elevation gain to take a picture with a coyote. But a 230 Berger Hybrid @ 3068 from my .300RUM put down a coyote with authority at 1365 yards. He was feeding on an elk carcass during the late season elk hunt in AZ, and I put a stop to that quick.

30*F
22.42 Baro
Up 16* look angle
1365 yards
8.2MIL elevation
L2.2 MIL hold
1st round hit, a touch back, but spun the coyote sideways, tumble, flop flop flop......done.

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Here’s a few pics of damage from a couple of the 105 Hybrid kills over the last month. Definitely a very violent bullet to say the least, it appears they like to penetrate a few inches and then fragment dumping all of their energy. It hits with authority. I don’t think I’d hesitate using it for any NA animal besides moose and large bears.

Pics are headshot on a doe, shoulderish shot on a fox, and ass shot on a opossum. Everything I have shot with this combo has died instantly, have also taken other foxes, coyotes, and groundhogs with similar results. The impact flipped the deer over on its back so quickly that it’s legs were still straight up in the air, have never had that happen before. The impact on the opossum was by far the loudest and deepest I have ever heard, it reminded me of tannerite going off. The view through thermal of the chunks of it spread about after the shot was pretty incredible to say the least.

Don’t click the pics if you have a weak stomach.


 

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5RWill

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Anyone taken anything with 123gr scenars or 123gr ELD-Ms? Been using 123gr scenars but don't think i'm pushing them fast enough.
 

5RWill

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So in the last couple of days since the 123gr scenar got a much needed boost in velocity it seems to perform better. Though one doe was spined at 408yds, the one in the picture was at 109yds, and killed a bobcat at 70yds.
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BLKWLFK9

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I haven't personally, but i know people who have. killed em. Idk if that is the optimal placement like it would for a berger but it seemed to work.
 

5RWill

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I haven't personally, but i know people who have. killed em. Idk if that is the optimal placement like it would for a berger but it seemed to work.
Idk why it's news to me but i never even knew about a high shoulder shot till this week lol. I was always told growing up slightly behind the front shoulder, then personal favorite if i'm feeling good go straight to CNS and be done with it. Then started looking at these high shoulder shots and am thinking i've been doing the bergers a disservice all these years.
 

BLKWLFK9

Online Training Member
lol. Take the wheels out, and they go nowhere. Its a good bit of mass getting hit to create hydrostatic shock and kill em dead. Bullets perform best when placed on a target that is suitable for that bullet. You talk to anybody over at Berger and they'll tell you 100 times out of 100, shoot high shoulder.
 

5RWill

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lol. Take the wheels out, and they go nowhere. Its a good bit of mass getting hit to create hydrostatic shock and kill em dead. Bullets perform best when placed on a target that is suitable for that bullet. You talk to anybody over at Berger and they'll tell you 100 times out of 100, shoot high shoulder.
I couldn't find any 140gr Elite hunters for dad's SAUM which is what we've been using. Seems there is still a shortage too. So i just got him some 143gr ELD-Xs. Which truthfully i think he'll like more seems it mushrooms better on conventional shots. Should work fine for a high shoulder though right?
 
I couldn't find any 140gr Elite hunters for dad's SAUM which is what we've been using. Seems there is still a shortage too. So i just got him some 143gr ELD-Xs. Which truthfully i think he'll like more seems it mushrooms better on conventional shots. Should work fine for a high shoulder though right?
I took a cow elk this year at 320 yards with a 6.5 creedmoor and the 143 ELD-X. She was quartering to me. I placed the bullet front shoulder and she dropped in her tracks. The bullet impressed the hell out of all who saw the shot. The bullet performed well for my wife the day before with a more conventional shot behind the shoulder. Shot was about 250ish behind the shoulder. Cow trotted about 20 yards and fell over dead.
 

BLKWLFK9

Online Training Member
I couldn't find any 140gr Elite hunters for dad's SAUM which is what we've been using. Seems there is still a shortage too. So i just got him some 143gr ELD-Xs. Which truthfully i think he'll like more seems it mushrooms better on conventional shots. Should work fine for a high shoulder though right?
I got some elite hunters left if u want them. Most of a box of 100. don't know how many. I can count them up if u want.
 

5RWill

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I appreciate the offer but seeing as hornady as readily available and will do everything the elite hunter will as far as high shoulder shots are concerned and seems to be better suited for more conventional shots. I’ll probably stick with it. I also like that it’s 18$ cheaper.
 
For those of you talking about high shoulder shots, what is it specifically that you all mean? I know my dad likes to shoot them high and place the shot on the spinal cord. It drops them right then and there so he likes it for that, no need to go looking in the brush to recover the deer. However over the past many years, we have also had to go and finish off the buck. That's even after waiting about 30 to 45 minutes from the time the shot was taken. He shoots with .270 if it matters. I wish I had pics to post in order to show where his shot placement is but I just don't have any at the moment.