Re: Hunting Newbie
The Hornady Handbook for Reloading has a table of BC's, in the back for both rifle and pistol bullets.
The 7mm caliber is where ballistic coefficients, before VLD bullets, used to peak. Now, with 78 gr .224 bullets, I'm not sure; I can tell you, however, that for cutting paper, a .22-250, in the hands of JJ Conway, shoots 7-8" groups, at 1,000 yds, and, with hunting bullets, will dump a well shot deer like it was hit by a truck.
Based on a fundamental laziness in me, I continue to shoot the .308 for most things, simply because I don't have to learn new sight settings.
Hope this helps....
Don't start no s**t and there won't be none, Terry