I think you'll like your new rifle. For factory ammo, Winchester White Box 240 grain soft point is hard to beat. My favorite bullet in the .44 Mag is the 240 grain Hornady XTP. It's a hollow point, and I've used it for years in my muzzleloaders, and finally tried it in the .44 Mag about ten years ago. I haven't been disappointed.
The .44 mag seems to do well with just about either bullet type, and the 240 grain weight and deer seem to go hand in hand.
Last edited by paint; 01/16/20.