I do load my own but for just a real deer load for hunting I do like is Double taps 158gr bonded hp round at 1500fps or better and the speer uni-core bonded bullet will work well. But most any 158gr sp or hp will work i well placed. Keep your shoots at or under 40 to 50 yards max and let range shooting tell you what is to far. Do you allready hunt?? Bow hunt? Make a good shot or let them walk.