Hey all, looking for recommendations on a bullet/load (off the shelf, I don't load my own yet) for eastern and western deer. I've been looking at the Winchester Failsafe 165 grain, but from what I've read they recommend them for very large game such as elk and not so much for deer as they do not expand enough on smaller game. I'll be sighting in a 30-06 that my father gave me sometime in the near future, and am looking for a few bullets/loads to try out. Considering I may hunt out west where longer shots are present, as well a out east, I figure the best bet is something in the 165 grain size for flatter trajectory but something that both penetrates at short (higher KE) and longer (lower KE) distances. Not sure if there is an all inclusive bullet that will perform well on both smaller size deer (some eastern whitetails) and larger size deer (western mulies and whitetails) at various ranges. Better yet if I could get an all inclusive bullet for even larger game (such as elk), that would be great...but I doubt that is possible. So, I'm thinking along the lines of maybe the Winchester Silver BTs in 168 grain for whitetails/mulies and maybe the Failsafes for larger game like elk. I also have my eye on the Nosler Partitions and the Barnes X-bullet and Barnes Triple-X. Worth noting too, my father says the Remington 165 grain Core-Lokt bullets shoot great out of this particular 30-06, but I am not sure how they will be on mulies at longer ranges, since he has only taken whitetails (eastern) usually under 100 yards with them. What do you all think?