I have a 338 Lapua I had the rifle build around the 300 SMK hoping it would shoot it well. and it does shoot it well. In fact it shoots amazingly well. However I have shot several deer and antelope with it and it absolutely destroys them no matter where you hit them. Blowing baseball sized holes though everything. which is fine I dont mind loosing a little meat if it means im not loosing an animal no problem there. But it ruins capes like nobodys business, that is a big problem with deer and antelope. It also tell me this bullet is coming apart on impact or shortly after but since there is 300 grains of bullet there a small animal like a deer is no match for it it just blows on through. However on elkits not blowing huge holes through them. SO FAR. my didter shot her bull at 461 with it and he was dead instantly, I shot a cow saturday that didnt have much of a chance either at 490 yards. so I dont doubt its killing ability. and for elk im in love! it doesnt seem to ruin their capes at all. I build the rifle with elk in mind but I wouldnt mind using it on trophy deer and antelope too. So I am throwing around the idea of the 265 tipped tripple shock. I looked up roughly what my drop would be (in 1/4 moa clicks) and they are pretty comprable up to 900 or so at 1000 the SMK pulls away then takes off. I want to be able to shoot elk at 1k yards or maybe a little further if the conditionds are right. at 1000 yards the SMK is102.2 clicks the 265TTSX is 111.3 at 1400 yards the SMK will be 182 clicks the TTSX will be 213. so obviouslt the SMK is superior by far. BUT keeping in mind 1000-1200 being my max is the trade off worth it? the TTSX will not blow big holes and will be great for anything. Please no opinions on how you think either bullet will or wont perform. my question is strictly "is it worth the trade off of a little bit inferior flying bullet to be able to use it on all game and not destroy the hide?"