Gold medal Match King for Deer???

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by tonto, Sep 29, 2002.

  1. tonto

    tonto Guest

    I got a great deal on some Federal goldmaedal Matchking in .308 for my lil brother in 175 grain Sierra hollow point, boat tail. The round is a very accurate and consistent round for factory ammo, my lil brother really wants to try it on deer I say the bullet will explode in the deer as the copper outer is most likely thinner than hunting rounds and not bonded or beefed up on the lower 2/3 of bullet. Yes i told him it will kill the animal but maybe it's not a good choice, any info guys ??
  2. Pumpkinheaver

    Pumpkinheaver G&G Evangelist

    There are better hunting rounds available, some people swear by the performance of sierra matchkings, but I don't get enough opportunities at deer to risk using target bullets on them. I would hate to wound an animal and let it suffer. I shot a deer too far back with a bow one time and never found it. It made me sick for week.

  3. handloader

    handloader Guest

    As pumpkinheaver said there is allot better bullets for whitetail. Sierra does not recommend any of their matchking bullets for hunting. I would try the Sierra 165 grain sbt I think you will be pleased with their performance on whitetail and the accuracy is good also.