antioch11: The 150 grain SST works very well on mule deer out to 300+ yards.
I haven’t taken an elk with an SST yet. I surely would not hesitate to put one in an elk to see the out come. The SST shoots well and stays together well from my experience.
I used 162 grain Hornady bullets yesterday for iron sights shooting at 50 yards, the result was an impressive three-quarter of an inch group. These are great rounds, they're more expensive than Remington Core-Lokt, but I think the ballistics are better.
Jim Zumbo, Craig Boddington, Ron Spomer and Wayne Van Zwoll are all solid contributers to the modern hunting literature. Through their gifts (both hunting and writing) they make us better hunters. Whether it is letting us learn from their mistakes or by teaching us new techniques,they help us harvest more game. But I suggest looking to the oldies, the fathers of the outdoor writing craft, to learn tricks that you might have not used.
I chose to shoot the 270 winchester because I grew up...