Factory ammo or reloading? I am assuming Factory and would think Rem Corelokt would be good or if premium factory ammo is sought Federal or Hornady high energy's pushing Nosler or Trophy Bonded Bear Claws.
I shot a bear with an 06 using 180 gr nosler partitions high energy. Not sure if you need that much fire power but, I happen to be elk hunting at the same time. The shot I took was a quartering away shot and got him in the lungs and off shoulder. He only went about 25 yrds.
Deer hunters spend so much time trying to pattern deer that we forget that we also can be "patterned." After all, most of us hunt the same days and the same hours, so it isn't difficult for deer to figure us out.
While we would never recommend giving up hunting the traditional moving times for deer -- early morning and late evening -- it's important to keep in mind that deer will move at other times of the day. Sometimes hunting through lunch, or getting in your stand earlier than usual for an...