Novice re-loader from southeastern Va. here who has a friend with a new 25-06 rem.. It is a Browning X-bolt, and I was wondering if there is such a thing as a load for both varmints and these rather small whitetail deer we have in the state of Va. and N.C., where it would be used. I was thinking about trying an 80 gr. Barnes TTSX BT because of the higher velocity and flatter trajectory. Keep in mind that in N.C. it would be used in the flat farmland fields in the southeastern part of the state, likewise in Va. (the Eastern Shore in Accomack Co., and an area considered Dismal Swamp, and not in the mountainous western parts of the states where larger bodied deer exist. A big deer for us would be about 170 lbs on the hoof, maybe a few now and then in the 180-190 range. Will this lighter bullet perform on the deer at 300 yards or would penetration be an issue and a 100 gr. bullet be necessary? I have never hunted deer with a rifle but have many bow kills and am used to tracking. If that bullet would pass through on a well placed broadside shot at 300 yards on in, that would be great because the DRT scenario is not exactly my main concern. I'm just looking for some insight before I purchase any supplies and start loading. Thank you in advance for the opinions /advice/experience shared.