Re: .244 Remington 722 1-12 twist
Tim, the 12 twist presents a problem in that the bullet choices are the more fragile types that will require precise bullet placement. With proper bullet placement, the animals will drop like a stone or only run a very short ways because their insides are jello.
With many bullets, the 12 twist is on the side of not stabalizing them, especially some of the boat tails.
I believe that the 90g Speer will stabalize in the 12 twist. I shot them in a custom 6mm Rem some years back and they killed antelope just fine. I know for a fact that the Sierra 100g semi spitzer will stabalize in the 12 twist, but not the regular spitzer nor the boat tail. I doubt if the 85g Barnes tripple shock will stabalize either.
The Speer and Nosler 80g may stabalize in your 12 twist, they both are worth a try.
I would think that if you had a scope in the 4-16 range or even better 6-24, you could place your shot extremely well on the deer...it gives you a measure of confidence to get a close up sight picture of the animal.