Re: Newby here..... Just a few ????\'s.
For what it's worth, I usually worry more about selecting a bullet that arrives on target than one that expands well. Most all your target bullets are hollow points anyhow and they will expand somewhat. The lead is generally harder than a hunting bullet so they hold up under more speed and rotation and the fact is, most hunting bullets are intended to hold together anyhow. The Ballistic tip mentioned above does wreck the hell out of an animal, even at longer range, but that doesn't mean they go right down either. For shorter range, say 600 and under, I'd choose a "Good" hunting bullet such as a partition style. After that, I'd say I want a boat tail Match bullet. Cut some bullets apart on your table saw using a jig and a carbide blade and you'll see a lot of voids in typical off the shelf hunting bullets. That's why guys don't use them in matches.
Last but not least, (I allways get a kick out of this) if you're worried about wounding a deer, don't shoot at em! I basically feel, "It's deer season, that makes it a real bad time to be a deer!"
If you have something that you disassemble and reassemble enough times, sooner or later, you'll have two!