currently i'm shooting prohunters, but really thinking about tryin on hornady's 110 bthp's. since i'm not currently crimping i think having a cannelure may fix my flyer problem. also all the gel tests and some things i've read also leads me to beleive it would perform well on deer, coyotes and targets, which are mainly what i'll be shooting unless i find me a good place with some hogs on it. also i like the higher b.c. and boat tail design what do you guys think??? maybe i'm messing up by posting this since i haven't ordered any yet....
here's some stuff i gathered:
from docg at http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=19884
"While both the Hornady 110 gr OTM and SSA 115 gr SMK OTM offer acceptable terminal performance, the Hornady projectile is more consistent."
"Hornady 110 gr OTM (loaded by Hornady) -- This is superb general purpose load and an exceptional projectile for military use. It has better glass performance than the 115 gr OTM."
article by zac smith http://demigod.org/~zak/archive/sgn_68spc.pdf.
"Hornady then used their expertise in computer modeling to find the best bullet design. The result was a 110-grain OTM bullet with a very sharp ogive; it appears almost as a spire point instead of a rounded curve to the bullet tip. The bullet was designed for improved terminal performance after passing through intermediate barriers, such as interior walls or car doors. This bullet is not designed for pure target-shooting performance; it sacrifices a slight edge in accuracy to designs like the Sierra MatchKing in favor of increased lethality. The BC of the new 110-grain OTM is 0.360."
and this little one from outdoor life
6.8 SPC For Whitetail Deer - 1
by Outdoor Life Online Editor
I don’t have any hunting experience with the 6.8 SPC, but it certainly has caught on with a small but devoted group of fans. One of them is Steve Johnson, who happens to work for Hornady and has quite a bit of field experience with the 6.8, mostly on hogs.
Johnson says the 110-gr. BTHP works very well on game, particularly at 6.8 SPC velocities. He said that bullet will expand reliably on deer-sized from point-blank ranges out to 200 yards.
“Impact velocity is the critical thing with that round. At 6.8 velocities that bullet will hold together very well. Drive it at .270 Winchester speeds, though, and that’s a different animal,” he said.
So as long as the bullet is exiting the muzzle at 2,500 fps, versus the 3,000 fps you’d see with a 130-gr. .270 round, this bullet should turn the lights out on any properly hit whitetail.
110 pro hunter-impact 2466fps, penetrated 12.5" and retained weight was 77grs.
110 hornady bthp - penetrated 16.75" and retained weight was 69grs. not sure about impact fps, but proly gonna be around the same as the prohunters