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Old April 18, 2012, 08:38 AM   #26
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I don't even see the point in such questions or discussions.
The match bullets are designed for optimum accuracy.
Hunting bullets are designed for max killing effectivness.
For quick, humane kills the hunting bullet is the obvious choice. Why risk otherwise?
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Old April 18, 2012, 10:56 AM   #27
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If I saw a predator and a match bullet was the only thing I had to work with I'd use it. Otherwise I would use a hunting bullet.
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Old April 19, 2012, 12:14 AM   #28
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I shot a doe a few years back with a Mosin Nagant using 174gr. S&B ammo that was loaded with Sierra Matchkings. It dropped her on the spot and the bullet went in and out. I know its not recommended but it works. If all I had was match bullets to hunt with I would have no problem doing it again. The bullet passed thru and the exit wound was huge. So much for going in a couple inches and disentergrating.
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Old April 19, 2012, 06:20 PM   #29
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Yes they do work sometimes even though not really recommended. I would be worried about making a small hole in and a all hole out and the animal being mamed and never recovered or running into next county and taking hours to lay there and die.
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Old April 20, 2012, 10:27 AM   #30
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I use match bullets for groundhog and coyote hunting.

They designed just like a varmint bullet. Very thin jackets and soft cores for rapid fragmentation.

A ricochet at a match with a bunch of people around is a very bad thing and the match bullets are designed with this in mind.

For deer, elk, and the like, a match bullet would be my very last choice.

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Old April 22, 2012, 09:23 AM   #31
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I use match bullets in some of my varmint rifles shot few coyotes with them never had a problem.
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Old April 24, 2012, 02:05 AM   #32
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Military match bullets are of FMJ design. Match Kings are a thin jacketed, boat tailed, HOLLOW POINT. Hollow points are not issued per Haigue agreement.
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