Any of the combos listed will consistently drop deer and pretty much all other North American big game. If you still want an opinion, start with seeing how the Federal/Nosler shoots, and stop there if it's good enough on paper.
Of the two you mention, the hornady is by far the tougher bullet. Sierra almost universally shed their jacket. Especially the Gameking because it is a boat tail and there is really nothing holding the core in place. The prohunter is a little better and is a little more accurate in my experience due to the flat base. The Hornady is still cup and core but at least it has a mechanically locked core.I’m from NY and moved south right after the Sandy Hook shooting...
I shot the Hornady interlock and Federal Sierra Gameking Saturday at the range and both shot rather well. My 243 and 30-30 love the federal fusion ammo but am I really undermining myself with the Hornady (shot a little better) in 150? Looking at maybe 300yds max on antelope or mulies and most of my whitetail is under 50 yds
Reason I’m searching for ammo is the lack of blood trail. First hog I ever shot dropped a quarter sized blood spot and no blood ever again. Ran 75yds and couldn’t find him until next day. No blood where he laid dead either...
I’ll pick up some fusion to try in the 308. I’m very novice to ammo choice/bullet characteristics. I know some are better suited for close range and long which is why want to get 308 set up for 75yds or less only and the bullets to match
Try to be short and too the point... I’ve used Corelokt ammo for last 5 years and never had consistent results but things always died. This year was my wives first deer hunt and was a scary moment when there was no blood trail at 40 yd on 100lb doe. Same distance, no exit on a 120lb buck. Then at 20yds blew a hole size of billiard ball on opposite side... I’ve had pretty iffy results on hogs too but assumed was the hogs “toughness”.
Looking for new factory ammo with regular availability. Have 3 hunts planned this year with biggest being antelope/mule deer in Wyoming. I know it will depend on what gun likes but like to have good place to start.
Locally I can get:
-Winchester power point
-Winchester extreme point
- Federal soft point
- Federal Premium with Nosler
That’s what I can find at local store, Walmart, and Dicks. Once get gun sighted in, plan to buy a good chunk of the bullets so be good all year.
She’s not “recoil sensitive” but she’s not trying to find more recoil either... where we hunt, the 150 shouldn’t be an issue and will try her 30-06 out with fusion this summer. As for me, using Hornady interloc for the year and if no issues, will forever.
As for 308, try the fusions out first and see how they perform in the gun