Originally Posted by Broz
This was all that you needed to say to prove my point exactly. The rest of your post was like a politicial with a photo opt.
My point was, they may indeed be better, but in my opinion you don't need to kick the tried and true bullet to the curb. I have seen many "Leading edge" technology items loose races. The new pup may be faster on a hot track. But when the running is tough the old dog will follow through.
Nothing against the bullets, when my SMK supply gets closer to gone I may even try some. TIME will tell.
Facts sometimes sting a little bit. For my money and efforts, I would rather shoot the RUM case or the 338 Lapua variant with the HATS than to shoot the 300 SMK out of a much larger case and then still achieve lesser performance.
Another point that I failed to mentions is that the HATS could never have as many bullet FAILURES on game as the 300 SMKs either.... The equation works both ways due to the sheer volume of the 300 grain SMKs out there.......
They are not for everyone...... If you are sitting on a lot of 300 SMK bullets, you probably need to use them up before getting into something different.
I use my 300SMKs for practice since I know the clicks to go from one to the other. Very simple:
Dial in the 300SMK numbers and perform practice and then return the turrets to the HATS setting.
Then go hunting and have fun.