You didn't mention what game you will be hunting, if deer is your animal of choice I see no need to go with anything heavier than 165gr soft points. My personal deer load is matched R-P brass 165gr Nosler solid base SP with 48.1--49.3 gr of IMR4064 with either a Federal or CCI LR standard primer. This is well below a maximum load, this combination works well in several rifles. Good luck!! William
Last edited by William T. Watts; February 7, 2012 at 10:15 PM.