Originally Posted by meat head
whitetail if im on the mountain side 25 -250 yds. if in the field stands 25-1200ish
but i have never shot one over 425 yds. but you are right they still bleed i shoot for
heart,lung,or head i havent figured out how long to boil the horns yet to eat LOL.but i have taken some nice deer
Accubond, Sirocco II, Hornady Interbond.
I'm not a fan at all of the SMK's as a hunting bullet particularly at such short ranges.
The Nosler partition is made do penetrate deeply through really tough critters, but has a tendency to just punch through deer without much if any expansion at sub 600yds ranges when fired from a HV rifle.
There's a long list of better bullets for deer at these ranges than the two you asked about.
Out to 1,200? No bullet is going to work well at both 25yds and 1,200yds especially on tough game like Elk.