Originally Posted by remingtonman_25_06
How can you say that about the 300g SMK being trustworthy when there seems to be a pile of animals being killed with them??
I only used the trust word from the general drift I gather from reading on this board. There continues to be an argument against the 300 or any SMK for use on game. There continues to be those who continually use them successfully. Thus the two camps.
The SMK is no match for an Accubond in classic terminal performance. If one must have a double lung shot and complete penetration for the blood trail then so be it. Me thinks with the 300 SMK at impact speeds greater than 1800 (estimated from my 2175 FPS impact velocity) I'd venture to guess that the internal damage of the double lung shot would be almost considered excessive and the animal wouldn't travel more that a few yards.
My goto bullets in the 338 are 225 NABs and 300 SMKs. If I had a larger case the choice would reduced to just the SMKs.
I have no idea of where the core of the SMK goes but there is a big explosion about 8" in and the jacket, however rough and jagged and can sometimes be measured in square inches, penetrates an impressive distance.
Additionally their energy is awsome. When breaking pineapple sized lava rocks, the 270s, 7s and 06s make a nice dust plume. The 300 SMK makes pebbles.