I have loaded and shot about every brand available at the range. On game, the type, weight, and point should be considered as well as the type of game, of coarse. The Hornady and Speer have expanded and punched as well as anything. I tend to hunt with what I shoot and shoot economically as within reason. I have even be brought down animals fairly well with hard-cast homemades, but they didn't really expand very well compared to soft leads such as a spire point/ flat point and such. I have a few favorites in certain loads/calibers and they are the economical types that go to the woods and I will carry they anyday compared to anything I can buy off the shelf.