Originally Posted by Ksmirk
I know that people will tell me that I'm stupid for using these bullets but man I have had great results in my 243, I'm shooting the 107SMK's and they have been hammers on these little Okie deer! the furthest to date is 473 yards. Now the Berger hunting VLD's would be my choice but I have a few more SMK's to get rid of before I go off and purchase the Bergers.
I also had great luck with the SMK's from a 308 also and the 162 A-Max from my 284 Win has worked on 2 so far VERY well! almost too good but then again how much more than dead can you get? If you go wit a 100gr hunting bullet be careful on the velocity and twist of your barrel, I have the 1-8 twist and a couple name brand bullets would spin apart if pushed to much. Later,
I got a doz 6mm 105gr Lapua Scenar freebies from a dude on another forum. He had a 1:10 twist and couldnt get them to stabilize. My 1:9 AR barrel seemed to handle the 105's very well, no key holes even at the lightest load of RL17. Dont plan on going much higher than 105's.
I may also be considered stupid for showing interest in competition bullets like the Noslers I noted earlier but in my own personal experience, the ability for a bullet to hold together on big game is very "hit and miss" if you will excuse the pun. My 75gr Vmax didnt hold together AT ALL on this recent antelope. All i found was a shredded jacket in the opposite shoulder of the entry. Not much different with my old 100gr Winchester Factory soft points. No lead to speak of on 50% of my shots. Nothing left but shards of jacket.