What to you is a good ~125 grain .30 cal load that will be good for game smaller than deer ? I will be using a friends .300 mag to deal with coyotes and hogs on his land. He is too busy farming to take them out. The .300 mag is accurate with 180 grain loads for elk and deer, how would it do on coyotes with ~125 grain bullet ? For some reason ( even with handloads ) his gun dosen't like anything lighter than 180 grains. But if you put a heavy bullet in there, it is a tack driver. But it will handle 130, 125, 110, and even 100 grain bullets ! We don't know why but these light loads do pretty good.