I've a rifle that fires 308 slugs, but has very little commercial loads available.
As such I need to roll my own. I'm very familiar with ballistics, right up until they become terminal.
308 calibre (7.5 x55 Swiss)
meat damage to be kept to a minimum
suitable for any species of deer indigenous to the UK
I've access to Hornady, Sierra, Berger,Lapua, Nosler, and Barnes.
My expectation is that I might want 2 different bullet weights. One for small game and another for large. (I personally have no issue with juggling 2 drop charts)
it it can be a it of a mine field choosing a suitable round, so I thought I'd ask. I've no idea of the correct application of ballistic tip vs soft nose vs hollow point. Is velocity a factor, can it be going too fast?
im more interested in the why, rather just "use X as it has never failed me"