I've ran smk bullets on coyote and deer for years and years. My wife took a huge cow elk with 150 smk in a 308. If you make a good shot they seem to work just fine. I have yet to take a deer with the smk pointed bullets as I've pretty well switched everything over to bergers. But I'm sure they will work just fine too.
Todd, are you sure you don’t mean the new tipped matchkings?
Don’t think sierra sells a SMK that they point. If they do it’s new to me. There are guys that purchase a special die and do that themselves, but think if you are doing that and hunting with them you are asking for trouble.