I have found that using a Sierra 210 gr JHC gives me a flatter tradjectory than the 240 grainers when shooting out to 100 yards. I get about 2 inches of bullet drop versus 6" when using the heavier bullets.
In the past, I have always been a believer in practicing with what you're going to hunt with. If I am shooting a bow, I'm shooting broadheads. If I'm shooting rifle, it's hunting bullets not match grade. However, when it comes to my revolver I know that W296 and Lil Gun have that whole top strap and forcing cone erosion thing. I try to save those big dogs for the field. I shot 6 of the "Shock and Awe" loads to see what kind of group I could get with the Hornady bullets.
Guns have only two enemies, rust and politicians!
Deer are amazing creatures....so please don't burn the sauteed onions and I'll pass on the steak sauce, thank you.