I used 165 grain Ballistic Silver tips in my .308 and 30.06 and really never had a problem with kills. In fact I haven't lost a deer or Wild Boar since I started using them.
On one 250+ lb Boar that I shot twice at about 100 yards, both shots landed within 1.5" of eachother, the bullet exited the otherside with a hole that I could stick my fist into without getting any blood on my hand. Completely destroyed a perfectly good ham.
They do fragment really bad and destroy lots of meat but I have always had the bullet (or most of it) exit the other side.
All shots were under 200 yards with a 310 yard shot exception.
They are still all I use unless I am swamp hunting with the .308.
[ This Message was edited by: JTapia on 2003-12-12 15:48 ]