first off, let me say thanks for the advice all of you have to offer. i posted about 8-10 questions before buying my first rifle and got a lot of good feedback on models and calibers. i finally settled on a weatherby vanguard in .270 w/ a leupold scope.
unfortunately, work has yet to allow me to take it out shooting. but before i go i'd like to pose one more question...
what is the best bullet available for my target game (deer and pig)? i'd like something that can penetrate a big boar, but something that wont destroy a ton of deer meat. is there a round that meets both needs somewhere in the middle? the only shooting i've done to date is handgun and shotgun, so i'm not at all familiar with the different types of bullets available.