Well i finally put in for a deer hunt this yr. Pretty positive that i am going to get a tag. But my question is, Do i hunt with a light bullet going fast or do i hunt with a heavy bullet going slower? I will be using my .243 which i use most of the time for hunting yotes. I will be hand loading my ammo. The lighter bullet in question would be a 85 gr BTHP. Called a bullet manufacture and he told me that would be all that i needed for that caliber to take mule deer. The heavier bullet? The area i will be hunting will have both open and covered areas. I live in the high desert southwest. So the area can be open areas and to thick covered cedar and some areas pine trees. So my range can be from 100 yds to 400yds. I will not have to battle the wind as much during ealry Oct around here. Well any info would be helpful. Thanks.