Re: Some advise on a Savage 110
Sierra Match Kings (SMK) do really well in most LR rifles and they are inexpensive. But they don't seem to perform well on game, as they are designed as a match grade target bullet. Having said that, their shortcoming seems to disappear when you get to the big 338 bullets (300 grainers). So much energy at that level that it doesn't seem important whether the bullet performs or not - it still flattens the animal. Lots of people using the 300 grain SMK and Berger OTM with great success on elk and smaller game. I'm sure some of them will chime in. If not, start a new thread on the subject and see what pops up.
As far as powders go. a lot of us prefer the Hodgdon "extreme" powders, because they are less susceptible to variations in velocity due to big swings in temperature. Most go with Hodgdon's Retumbo or 1000. Some are reporting good success with the relatively new Reloader 33. A few like VV N570.