Originally Posted by backyardsniper
My bad man. Just poking you a little bit. That might have been a little harsh, I see you only have a few posts on here and that wan't a very warm welcome. I apologize, I do see where you're coming from and I can see in extreme cold temps where a wet and muddy elk could have an extra layer of "armor" to have to worry about your bullet opening up early on. Don't take any offense and feel free to post on my threads anytime. I'm always open to any helpful information that anyone has to give.
BYS, I've not shot Elk with them but I did shoot a couple of big hogs with them.
I've put literally thousands of Hornady bullets into game over the last thirty years or so and up and down the line they have performed very well for me.
On the big hogs, the AMAX is a no go for me. Way too fragile a bullet.
On deer I've had some good results as long as they don't hit bone. If you slip them through behind the shoulder or straight through the pipe they'll be fine for you.
I would however say if I were in your shoes and wanted to stick with Hornady bullets for this hunt I'd use the 180gr Interbond, or 190gr Interlock.
They fly right and will punch bone with the best of them.