Re: SST and Balistic Tips on deer. A good choice?
When I bought my .308 VTR this fall, I had not started reloading yet. I started using Hornaday Superformance loaded with thier 150 Grain SST's.
After sighting it, I shot three deer in three shots. First was 5x6 buck dressed at 150lbs, 210 yards, broadside, ran about 50 yards, split the heart in half. Two-finger sized exit hole.
Second was a 4x5, even larger buck, 135 yards, broadside, took 10 steps and fell dead.
Third was a mature doe, lung shot at 50 yards running, went another 20 yards and dropped.
Those were good enough reasons to reload them.