I think I like the idea of a soft point. We end up killing more foxes that anything and those vmax punch a fist size hole in them.
with 1-8 how heavy can I go just for shets and grins?
It should be able to stabilize everything up to 77gr but you will need to shoot it to see what it likes best. Try 55gr, 68gr and 77gr and see what it likes best.