I have been hunting with a .270. I have switched to .30-06. I was wondering if anyone has a favorite deer or elk load. There are so many choices of powder and bullets. I will be hunting north of Madras. Rocky canyons but pretty open. My shooting talent shot limit is about 300 yards. I might try 400 yards prone, with a rest, no wind and the animal tied to a tree broadside. Seriously, I am not ready yet for long shots. My new rifle is a Savage 116 with Accu-trigger and Accu-stock. I will not have sufficient range time to be real comfortable with it. Given these variables, anyone care to share?