Gold medal Match King for Deer???

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

  1. tonto

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    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

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    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.