Re: .338 300grain SMK for hunting
Both broadside, 520 yards and 508yds, 8000ft altitude, 3300fps muzzle velocity. The first (520 yds) was a BIG cow, shot behind the front shoulder in the heart. No exit wound, 1/2 the heart was blown out the entrance wound! Entrance wound was big enough to put a baseball into, fragments against far skin. Second (508yds) hit high shoulder, took 3 vertebrae out opposite side!
It isn't a "hunting bullet", but 300grains of lead (I don't really care what shape) is going to put a hurt on an animal when it hits with the authority of the 338 Allen Magnum or the Edge.
I've read that pointing the bullet, or opening the meplat can have significant changes in the 'on game' performance.
If some is good and more is better, then too much is just right.
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