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.
One of the most important pieces of equipment that you will take hunting is a good quality pair of optics and they take some care to give you the performance that you want. So here are a few tips.
Use some alcohol and cheese cloth to clean the lenses. I will usually pick up an extra cleaning kit from my optician when I have my eyes examined.
Don't touch the lens with your fingers. If there is a stick or a bug on them blow it off.
Use the lens covers. They are there...