Hey guys. I'm planning to switch to cast boolits exclusively in my .30-30 rifles for hunting whitetails. It seems that most folks who hunt with boolits prefer a big, wide meplat for maximum splat on game. I have the Lee C309-150F mold for my rifles, it makes nice boolits. This mold produces a more modest meplat than many custom designs, it sort of looks like a spire point that has been clipped off. I'm planning to run them up to 2,000 fps or so as I do my j-words.
I know that actually shooting game is the only way to test a boolit's effectiveness. My hunting time each year is sadly limited, so I'd rather not go into the field with something that may be of questionable effectiveness. Am I worrying about nothing? Or, should get a mold which produces a boolit with a bigger meplat? I rarely shoot at deer more than 100 yards away, nor do I take any exceptionally difficult shots, if that matters. Thanks!