I am thinking of working up a load specifically for Muntjac for my 6.5 x 55. I'm currently using 129 grain SST's and am concerned that I may get alot of meat damage with these on small deer. I was thinking of a "heavy and slow" combination. I thought a soft nosed bullet somewhere between 140 and 160 grains might do the job. I know Hornaday do a 160 grain round nose, but not sure if any are available in the UK.
I am not worried about flat shooting as I'm unlikely to use them over 100 yards.
I'd be grateful for people's experience of this. I may be wasting my time and I might be better off with the load I already have. However, if anyone's been there and tried it out I'd like to hear about it.
Thanks in advance.