I have found the 225 Hornady sst to be a bit soft up close. Not tried them on game past 250 yards yet. They do shoot good groups at 100 yards.
The old lead tip 225 grain Hornady is my standard load for Sambar deer out of my .338WM and has worked well for me for a long time.
I have a bunch of 250 grain Hornady HPBT match bullets and they group well at 100 yards. I have not shot them on game yet but have a few loaded up and they will be used the next time I take a shot at game. I did shoot a Sheep with one just the other day. We decided to kill one of our sheep for the freezer so I thought I would try out one of my 250 Grain match pills.
I will not be doing that again!!! I wanted the sheep for the dinner table but after the big 250 grainer blew it the the shizen house at a range of twenty feet, all we had left was the rear leggs.