Just what is it that makes one .30cal bullet overkill, when two others are not? Overkill is a word bandied around far too much by some hunters, IMHO. I've killed two deer with two different .300 mags, among the 20+ calibers I've taken deer with and within my personal experiences of one mule deer buck and one big whitetail buck it worked great. Both fell on their feet and, in both cases, that may have saved me and my Buds a very tough drag, should they have moved even 50 feet.i personally believ the gun is overkill for deer try a 30-30 or 30-06
Don't hit the shoulder with that ammo, you'll have a mess. If I was in your shoes, I think I would take Winchester Power-Max 180gr Bonded Hollow Point ammo.I plan on useing 165 grain hornady sst. But if anybody has some insight why a particular bullet grain or composition would be better I'd love to hear it.
Hey all, just found the site. I just acquired a 300 win mag & plan on using it for hunting whitetail. What grain bullets would you recomend, or do I need to see what the gun likes? Its a stainless ruger M77 mark II if that makes a difference. Thanks.