Last year I shot a small roe doe with my .223,I don't think using nosler ballistic tips in this calibre is advisable,so I have bought some nosler partition's in 60gr.
Whilst I am not advocating using a relatively small calibre like the .223 for roe stalking,there are situations where It may occur in my circumstances.
Firstly when out primarily for foxes,& having a deer load in reserve,set to the same zero,if opportunity presents its self.
Secondly when noise constraints arise,due to using the same ground as pheasant shooters,who're obviously most active over the doe season.
My query is this,when using a "premium" bullet,should the velocity be kept lower than average to allow for the controlled expansion needed for deer.
I typically shoot the .223 at around 3000fps,so would loading the partitions down to around 2800fps offer better performance on the does?
I should add that I live & hunt in Scotland,so am on the right side of the law!