First critter killed with my reloads was a prairie dog. Then. the next thousand critters were.....you guessed it.....prairie dogs!! And I've killed 2 whitetails with reloads; one .243 and one .270. For me, taking animals with my very accurate reloads is particularly satisfying. Last year I shot a doe behind the ear with my 60gr .243 reload. Typically hunters favor a bigger bullet and a lung/heart shot. But, with my Remington 700 .243 that is zeroed to hit a nickel at 100 yds and shooting off a tripod at a large doe at 80 yds, the head shot made perfect sense.