For hunting whitetails in the southern states I use a .243 Win, boring, maybe a little. I use the 95 grain ballistic tip over AA3100 in a Sako 1/10 w/23" barrel, very terminal performance and no issues w/the baltips. I shoot the doe's in the neck, the bucks high shoulder.
Most shots are under 200 yards. I'm going to try the 85gr bonded bullets next.
Factory fodder available everywheres if the baggage jockies loose your bag w/ammo in it.