Re: SMK modification for hunting?
I haven't heard of anybody doing that specifically for a hunting application. I've personally used the 175 SMK out of a .308 Win with very nice results (two or three steps before droping, mature mule deer) but the shot placement was good also. When using match bullets, or any bullet, shot placement is the critical factor. FWIW, I don't think Sierra recommends the SMK's for hunting so if you do use them, make sure of your shot placement and I think you'll be fine with the SMK's as they are out of the box. Mine opened up just fine on the muley.