Originally Posted by Knothead08
Will be used for whitetails and barrel has a 1:8 twist.
Well in my area a doe will go 160 to 200 lbs and a buck 200 to 250lbs on average. That said you have a lot of great choices for your intended game. If your wife is anything like mine then recoil is an issue. I would suggest the 130g ttsx or the 130 berger vld. The vld may not be the best choice if you did not have an extended box mag installed.
If recoil is still an issue for her then drop the bullet weight and load down the round. I suggested the lighter 130 g bullets to reduce recoil if it were my rifle I would be pushing the 140g amax or vld. H4350 is also a great 260 rem powder.