Many people use 150 and even 180 grain rounds for deer, but I am wondering about using 125 grain rounds. I know it is all about shot placement and that it will work, but I am wondering if the lighter round, travelling faster will expand more and cause more damage internally.
Please give me any thoughts you have as I am very interested in the differences in terminal ballistics of the different weight rounds.
It's good to hear you're thinking "outside the box". I hear caliber/ballistic debates all the time, and few hold much water, and most push the issue of overkill. You have it right with shot placement, first and foremost. And don't forget, we're talking deer, not bull elk. The comment suggesting a smaller caliber gun may be in order, but with .30-06, I'd say load some Barnes Triple-Shock X if they're available in 125 gr. With the velocities generated from the .06, you'll probably disembowel your deer. Naysayers never get it done. I say go for it.