Re: 7mm 168 smk. Who\'s used this on elk sized game?
Yep thats what I meant. And I wonder if the AB would open up much at 800, don't know. But it should hold up better at 100.
Not trying to argue or anything, just hadnt seen mention of the 175.
I am in the decision process right now with my 7.
Right now I only have the 175 SMK's and the a-max because I have not gotten to town in the last few months to get some bergers. (yeah, I know I can order them, but shipping sucks for just one box of bullets)
I cut an a-max and a SMK apart the other day and yep,
the SMK has a thicker jacket.
I have seen elk run off after being hit with a large Partition. I have seen Oryx (Gemsbok) run off after a double shoulder shot from a large Failsafe. All but one bull elk were recovered shortly after the shot. The one was found the next day and guess what, bad placement.
And I have seen mule deer and antelope drop from a 50 gr ballistic tip.
Bottom line to me is "hit 'em where it counts".