All of my hunting before now, was with a Partition, Accubond, or just a regular ole Hornady Interlock. I've always shot for the shoulder to make sure to get the heart. Ive never heard of anyone intentionally shooting for the lungs only.Now, theres no difference between people saying dont use target bullets and others saying use target bullets.
I use whatever bullet i want, whether designated as target or hunting. I like all the energy being dumped in the animal as opposed to going through with a small would cavity. Most times that falls under being a target bullet. I dont shoot into shoulders and have never had to worry about bullets not penetrating through. If i dont KNOW that i can miss the scapula and hit lung i get closer. But 99.9% of my hunting gets me within 600 yards and i consider that easy enough for proper shot placement.
Be humble, informative, and use what you want to.
Also, not trying to make anyone mad, but I don't believe there is such a thing as "long range hunting". Anything over 300 yards, you're just sniping unsuspecting animals.
Question for you guys that have taken game at 500-1000 yards. Ive heard people say the meat is better because the animal doesn't smell you or suspect anything. Is that actually true?