I have been reloading both 200 gr. and 240 gr. swc and rnfp bullets for a .44 and also have heavier bullets in cartridges. I have not shot game with any of them but have seen a number of posts from those who have. What I have been thinking is that on deer size game and smaller pigs, I would think the 200 gr. should be perfectly adequate. It seems the 240 gr. almost always exits. I would expect the 200 gr. to do the same. Since neither expand, the wound channel should be the same. Is there anything faulty in my thinking? I understand that there might be better preformance with a heavier bullet it it hits bone and I would plan on using heavier for elk and other large critters, but for deer, there just doesn't seem to be the same need.