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.
Anyone who shoots a sabot bullet has had the problem with loading the next round with a dirty barrel we have all struggled with it.
Between muzzleloader shots I have done some research and testing on my own to find out what works for me for the next shot. I have been using a product called bore butter and when the muzzleloader is just sitting around I leave it caked in the barrel for protection. Have also found that if I lube my sabots with bore butter they really slide nicely down the barrel....