I'm not sure what all the specifications are in the managed recoil loads, but when I first started hunting I killed several deer with 125 grain bullets out of a 30-06. This was before the time of managed recoil loads and my Dad reloads so he worked up so of his own "reduced recoil" loads in the 30-06 for me. The recoil was extremely mild, and I shot several bucks and does my during my early hunting years before moving up to regular 30-06 loads. When my brother started hunting, Dad loaded up 125 grain loads for his .308 and they too worked extremely well. I'm sure the reduced recoil loads are similar to the ammo my brother and I started hunting with and if so, I know the deer won't go far with a well placed shot.