Q: On your advice I bought a .30/06 for hunting. I've been hunting in West Virginia where the longest shot is no more than 200 yards, and using the Federal 165-grain Trophy Bonded Bear Claw factory load. I've taken five deer in three years of hunting, but I can't tell how much expansion has occurred because every bullet went through the deer. All the deer but one have gone at least 50 yards after being hit, and I'm wondering if this round has too much energy, causing the pass-through and not getting full expansion. The one deer that fell quickly I shot at about 15 feet. It was knocked completely off its feet. Would a smaller bullet achieve a quicker kill, or is what I described just part of deer hunting? --C.C.