For a long time I believed SMK's shouldnt be used for big game hunting. On a hunt about a week ago I was proven wrong. Bill Bailey shot a decent 8 point buck at 503yds with a 240gr SMK out of a 300rum, the bullet definantly didnt fail. Here is the buck and the exit wound, the bullet traveled from the onside shoulder all the way back to the offside hip and exited.
here is a pic of the final shot, it was broadside through both shoulders
As for the Wildcats I do believe these bullets fill a gap in bullets that needed to be filled. I am constantly amazed at the product Richard Graves turns out and working with him great. I have only shot one animal larger than a pdog with his bullets but I was amzed at the job they did.
I shot a coyote at 200yds with the 270Allen mag and a 169.5 heavy jacketed ULD RBBT bullet. The bullet struck both shoulder blades and exited in a hole the size of canteloupe. Definantly not a pelt gun [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
As far as the SMK's go I do think there are some instances where the bullets do not preform well, small game at low velocities I think would present a problem.
Hit bone and thick hide with a little bit of speed behind them and you dont have much to worry about. I would be interested to see what the SMK would do on a straight meat hit, no bone contact.
take it easy