- Nov 8, 2006
Jim is absolutely correct in pointing you to bullets that are thought to be less robust for taking deer. For more years than I care to remember, I used the 139 grain Hornady SP charged with WXR to take both mule deer and whitetail at distances out to 300 yards. Seldom did it require more than one bullet to drop deer. A cup-and-core bullet will work very well in standard rifles for thin-skinned game.