Been using 125 gn Nosler Ballistic Tips in 30-06 and 308 for some 10 years now and have huge confidence in them for their accuracy and knock-down ability. However, one has to use them on the understanding that their behaviour in the case of a boiler room shot might sometimes produce an undesirable degree of meat damage.
This last season I had a string of three animals - dense woodland - where boiler room was the only practical option. The results have set me thinking about sourcing an alternative to the BTs, with comparable levels of accuracy. I do want to stick to 125 gns or very near, on the grounds of bullet drop.
30-06 barrel is a Walther super match grade 10" twist. .308 is Tikka M65 heavy with, I believe, also a 10" twist.
Any advice, opinions or suggestions gratefully received.