Re: explosive bullet for deer
Dave Wilson and Edge you're spot on about flat point bullets. When I was in high school and didn't know that militarey FMJ bullet would not "kill well. I lost count of the number of hogs that we killed with them (WW11 30-06 surplus ammo) it wasn't untill I got to reading gun rags, that I found out that they would only "wound". My brothers, first cousin, and myself, bought what we could afford and we had manny DRT kills with those bullets. Never shot anything over 150 yards or so I'd say, but they killed every thing that we shot with them.
Maybe we were just lucky I don't know but any bullet through the vitals is deadly IME.
range it,check the wind, dial in correction, aim and only one shot