Since I started stalking deer in the UK I have always used Federal 100 gr softpoint .243 and found it to be a trustwothy round for Roe and Muntjac. I recently purchased a better quality riffle (Tikka) and got rid of my old heavy Musgrave ( South African farmers workhorse) so decided to upgrade my ammunition too. I purchased a box of Winchester Bonded, which are supposed to cause less meat damage, and hit the range. They were all over the place and I just could not bring them in to a good group, I was using a bench rest so was confident on all of the shots. After a frustrating hour, I decided to give th Fedaral a bash. To cut a long story short I brought my group in to a one inch group at 100 m with five shots. So federal it is for me!..... and I will be keeping my game pie recipe. Has anyone else had this problem, I would be interested to hear.