Got a howa 1500 .243 currently using 95gr SST which I really like. However Ive just signed up my first bit of red land. I am fully aware that .243 is a touch on the small side in alot of peoples opinion for red however its what I have got at the minute and I also know that it frequently accounts for red deer and is a capable calibre for them so to that end I would appreciate it if we could just be objective about the question rather that saying, go and buy ... cal etc.
The worry that i have with SST is that i know they expand incredibly well and are highly regarded for their stopping power, however do they over expand too early for red? Would i be better for example getting some 100gr soft tips? I really like the SST and shoot to a good standard with it so ideally I would like to stick with it, however if it isnt really good for red then obviously being as humane as possibe would take priority.
Anyone who has first hand experience of using 95gr SST for larger deer I would be very grateful to hear from
thanks in advance