Post your SMK/Match bullet kills

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My 11 year old daughter's first ever big game animal. 52# javelina w. a .223 69SMK @ 3033fps. Pig went about 30+/- yds. Quartering on @ 45*, took out both lungs and spine . Entry was typical .224" pin hole, exit was half dollar size hole. Lungs were complete Jello.



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I took this 55# pig at about 200yds. with a .250 Ackley shooting 100 SMKs at 3200fps. Pig went two wobbly steps. Exit was kind of weird. 3 separate half dollar sized holes.

Patient dogs waiting for the hind legs to chew on...

 
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Big game according to the AZGFD. But yes, they are pretty small. About the biggest one I have seen was only 65# field dressed. Of course, Coues whitetail are not much bigger. Usually 100# or less field dressed.
 
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I have dozens others w/o pics and have stopped photographing wound channels. Hit em in the right spot and they just die. The bullets were SMK's. Berger OTM's, Scenars 300win, 300N, 338L
 

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Pic #5 and the one with you holding a muley's head looks like they might be related? Same drop points on his left side...
Same buck, just a better pic the next day...this is his old man. He stayed totally nocturnal and his kid (the one above) was his lookout making the big dude unapproachable. Had 1 minute of legal light so I took the youngster. Maybe next year
 

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TheGerman

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No pic because it was 3am in the dark, but just hit a coyote at 447 yards this past Monday with a 77g TMK out of a Mk12Mod1, Ops Inc suppressor, NF 2.5-10x24 with PVS30 and PEQ15 set up.

Small, almost unnoticeable entry wound; 2 separate exit wounds with 1 coming out directly behind entry on other side, and the second above the rear leg at an angle. I'm going to guess the round hit bone at some point, shattered either part of the projectile and/or bone, and sent material to exit wound #2.
 

coldboremiracle

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No pic because it was 3am in the dark, but just hit a coyote at 447 yards this past Monday with a 77g TMK out of a Mk12Mod1, Ops Inc suppressor, NF 2.5-10x24 with PVS30 and PEQ15 set up.

Small, almost unnoticeable entry wound; 2 separate exit wounds with 1 coming out directly behind entry on other side, and the second above the rear leg at an angle. I'm going to guess the round hit bone at some point, shattered either part of the projectile and/or bone, and sent material to exit wound #2.
You still alive down there?
 

coldboremiracle

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My son got his first two tags this year, a buck tag, and a cow tag as well. He shoots a little 260rem that I loaded some 120gr PVRI match bullets, they shoot great out of his little rifle.



The buck he shot at 490 yards, one and done:





The cow elk was 540 yards out:
 
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7RM pushing a 180 Berger Hybrid @ 2996fps. Shot was broadside, 662 yards. Elk went 50ish yards and piled up. Pass through with a $.25 exit wound, no bone, internals were liquid, chunks of lung Jell-o in the last 20 yards of blood trail.

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My handy Blaser R8 300 win 21" barrel 7" TBAC Ultra 190 SMK @ 2850 fps. A few weeks ago Whitetail doe hunt was a fun stalk. Say her bed down, snuck through the cat tails (river bottom) she stood up @ 18 yards, quick high shoulder pass through shot, knocked the daylights out of her, DRT.

Bull last Saturday caught him in his afternoon bed in the shade of a deep drainage, 571 yards 11 degree downslope angle gusting 15 mph wind same rifle 300 win 190 SMK @ 2850. Again, "one and done" hit him 1" behind upper RF shoulder (steep angle) broke the offside elbow. He shuddered in his bed for a couple of seconds and simple rolled over towards me as pictured.

Found this partial against the opposite hide.

Heavy Grizz activity, so I don't open up the internals to examine damage, but this combo has been Very effective @ a variety of ranges on animals large and small.

 

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Couldn’t find the Muley I wanted, so went to the river a evenings ago and punched this WT @ less than 10 yards with my Blaser 300 win 190 SMK. Through and through of course...I hit him behind the RF quartering slightly knowing that I would only get one lung. He ran 15 yards and collapsed. Exit left side ribs the size of a golf ball. Love putting the sneak on WT’s.

Great to see moose again! Amazingly, we have been seeing a lot more moose since we have been shooting the stinkin’ Imported Canadian Grey Wolf...This cow and her calf were eating without a care in the world.
 

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Deer was quartering away and the bullet entered his left side behind the shoulder. You can barely see the entry in the photo between the rifle stock and sling. Bullet exited and broke his shoulder on his right side. Left a golf-ball size exit wound.

He crashed about ten feet from where he was standing when I shot him.