Originally Posted by Topgun 30-06
Daves762---What species of deer are you talking about and how big were they to get the performance you are stating? Also, are those factory loads you are using or handloads? Thanks!
All Were Large Mule deer and one medium white tail.
Handloads were in 308 @ aprox 2600fps and 30-06 @ about 2800fps.
I imagine I could push them faster but I load for best accuracy not fastest chrony reading...
All exit wounds were quarter to silver dollar sized. Many had broken ribs entering or exiting, or BOTH..
I also handload the 140 gr SST in 270 WSM and have seen two large mule deer shot, both about 200yds away, and both also passed through and dropped them in their tracks. One broke through a front shoulder on the exit.
In my experience ZERO complaints with the SST.