Since my daughters were coming of age to get their own permits, I selected a rifle that we all could utilize, and would be able to shoot a 200 grain bullet in the off chance that one of them pulled a bison tag. I picked up a Tikka superlight in 30-06 and installed a Limbsaver pad and muzzle break. I used it this season and took a nice moose with it. The recoil is less than that of my .243, and I've been very happy with the set up. I've been shooting 180 grain federal premium with very good grouping. I'm not into reloading, so I'm looking at over the counter rounds.
My 10 year old did just like her grandfather and drew Delta bison on the first attempt at applying for the tag. She's got the cow permit, so now it is time to start getting her familiar with the gun. I'd like to find the best 200+ grain ammo for this hunt, and I think I have it narrowed down to a few bullets.
1. Doubletap Ammunition 30-06 Springfield 200 Grain Nosler AccuBond Spitzer
2. Federal Power-Shok Ammunition 30-06 Springfield 220 Grain Speer Hot-Cor Soft Point
3. HSM Trophy Gold Ammunition 30-06 Springfield 210 Grain Berger Hunting VLD Hollow Point Boat Tail
I'm looking for some input and/or suggestions on these bullets, or any others that you would offer a suggestion to. She will be practicing out to 200 yards, but my intent is to have a shot at the animal within 100 yards. I will be backing her up with the same rifle/bullet combo. Thank you in advance.