core lokt's and the like
Now this is just my opinion, that said; I believe just about every standard type (jacketed lead core or variant) bullet produced today, in the appropriate caliber at a reasonable velocity will kill deer sized game up to 200 lbs or so, at ranges of 300 yards or less, without question.
When you step up to the real bruisers in the Whitetail, Mule Deer and Elk categories or Big Bears ( Black or Brown) then I believe you should launch a better bullet (Partition, Grand Slam, Barnes) etc...
This opinion is based on witnessing results, and by no means am I any type of expert on the subject.
But from what I have seen, standard type bullets can wreak havoc on game animals, as always "Shot Placement" is the key !!!
It also doesn't hurt to use a "Magnum" on the "Big Boys".
another note; for lighter calibers like, 243 Win, 257 Roberts, 25-06, 6.5x55 Swede, I would start with the better bullets, they are still great killers.
Last edited by tahoe2; February 4, 2013 at 10:08 PM.