I'll be going after mule deer this fall with the trusty old 700 in .30-06. Looking for a bullet in the 150 - 165 grain range that will hold together on the closer shots and get some decent expansion on the longer shots. Surprisingly, I've had great luck on elk with the cheepie 180 grain mag-tips from Speer. My rifle really likes them and they hold together well. I'm considering developing a 150 - 165 grain load with these and giving them a try. Seems every bullet review on Midway's site gets 4.5-5 stars. I'm sure none of you are really opinionated , but I'd like to hear suggestions anyway. I haven't hunted deer in about a dozen years (read before I rolled my own). I would have started this in the hunting forum, but there's already a bullet urination match going on there that transcends caliber, the definition of big game, et cetera... Wanna kill these ads? We can help!