Re: 7mm 168 smk. Who\'s used this on elk sized game?
Thanks everyone for your comments and advice. I do not have a problem using the smk for hunting. But because I lack experience with it I asked for some advice. My original loading with the 168gr smk was very accurate indeed, but left the muzzle at 2750 fps. Now that I have it running at 2950 it has opened up my groups to about 2.25" at 400yards. This is very acceptable accuracy. My 160AB load is know running at 3050fps and last night it put 5 into 1.75" at 400 yards. Using the factory listed bc for these bullets the Accu-bond, on paper, is the better performer balistically. Termanally I don't know which will work better, I don't have enough experience with either. Most of the bullets I used in the past were Ballistic Tips, A-max, and some partitions.
For this elk hunt I'm going with the AB. I will still work with the smk to find a "lights out" load.