Yup, I feel confident that a bonded Nosler partition, federal fusion, or a copper monolithic .30 caliber bullet out of my .30-06 will kill anything dead in its tracks.I've been saying for the past several years that magnums aren't nearly as necessary today as they once were. With the latest bullets and powders out, performance of many current non-magnum cartridges has improved to what factory ammo is for the magnums today. This is assuming ammunition is hand loaded. My .284 outperforms all factory 7mm mag ammo. I own magnums and love them but these are built for ELR mostly and much larger game animals at long ranges. Somewhat of a specialty cartridge than an all around multi game cartridge.