Re: hunting bullets for 7mm STW
If the Hornady is working you might give their bonded version a try as well as the older 162 Interlock SPBT. I used that bullet in my standard 7 RM for quite a few years and it worked well even on our little, by comparrison, whitetails. I put one through the front of the onside shoulder of one of my best bucks, and it exited out behind the offside as he was quartering slight. It simply dumped him on his nose. meat damage was minimal.
Out of dozens of feral hogs, depending on the range, I have found that where you hit them will determine the extent of the damage. They are heavier boned, and the hide is akin to hitting a thin sheet of plywood. It never fails to impress me with the longer shots to hear the resounding slap when the bullet arrives. That hide usually coupled with the shield on the bigger boars is really tough on most any bullet, but the Hornady's usually hold together pretty well. I have had some up close trim jobs but it wasn't the fault of the bullet.
I would at least give them a look, especially if the A-Max is already working.
Mike / Tx
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