Thought i would throw this out there for friendly discussion. I have shot 125g Federal softpoints through my 30-06 hill rifle for the past year and they have been fine. I picked this round under advice from an estate where i go every year, they use it successfully (as have i).
Unfortunately, as others have found, some Federal ammo is difficult to source and i can only get 150g Federal soft points for the 30-06. Going on the Federal website and comparing the stats between the 125g and 150g over the relevant distance (100m to 200m) there seems to be little difference in the rounds.
Any thoughts/experience? The geek in me tells me to find 125g but the realist says go and buy 3 boxes of 150g and be done with it for a few years!