A terminal ballistics question for experienced.308 hunters
I am currently working up loads for my Ruger No.1 in .308 Winny. I intend to primarily use the rifle in hunting of Deer and Elk. I am getting great groups with 168 gr. AND 180 gr. Winchester CT ballistic Silvertips.......and I am getting great groups with 165 gr. and 180 gr. Accubonds. My question is on terminal ballistics beyond 350 yards. While I can hit the game with any of these loads at those ranges, I have not ever done so with those bullets. I am concerned that the Accubonds might not expand sufficiently, or that the CT Silvertips might not penetrate sufficiently.
So, my question is this: With accuracy pretty much the same with each of these, which would you recommend and why? Thanks very much in advance because while I am very much enjoying testing these pills accuracy at the range, I really don't want to test the terminal ballistics on game.
If I can see it, I can hit it.....and I can see pretty well.