Standard Remington Express Core-Lokt 30-06 165 grain for me now. 19.99 a box and my standard. I have good consistency now in the range and field just from standardizing. Should have done that a long time ago..
For years I played around with different fancy bullets and for my first 10 years or so I used 180 grain. Then I realized long shots (over 300yrds) weren't for me. Too much inconsistency. I was tired of either missing elk or wounding them. Also, the comfortable shots I did take around 200 yards easily went right through the elk and it took multiple shots and a while to take them down. 165 grain bullets stay in the animal and they go down easier in my experience with the closer shots I have been taking.
Scott Yoder KD0DHP
2000 4Runner, 2.5" lift on 33's, locked, geared & armored.