if you're hunting deer in California with this load you should have no problem. The largest deer I've ever seen in this state weighs under 150 lbs, most weigh around 100 or less. Your 175 gr bullet should be more than adequate for any range at which you feel comfortable shooting. But in my experience, if the season opens in August, your temps will be in the 90s or higher.Thanks for the response,
I know ramshot magnum isnt listed on barnes newer published data. I do however have what i believe is older data that lists the 175lrx and that powder. The powder seems to burn very clean, and is shooting well from what i am gathering. Their testing shows a 24" barrel.
My barrel is a 26" 1:10 twist. The 200lrx requires 1:10 twist or faster. I went out on a wim with that 200lrx, knowing i could fall back on the 175. The 200 is a crazy long bullet. I was after that extra bit of BC while staying copper.
I live and hunt in california right now, so if anything the temps may be just a bit cooler during hunting season.
Ive got 10 more rounds of both the higher and lower charge 175lrx loaded up, and hope to test them next weekend at distance while gathering some more data on the chrono.