Regular readers to my siite know about my fondness for IMR 4895, which I consider one of the most versatile rifle powders for medium rifle cartridges. You can scroll down thru this link and see the various uses I've put it to over the years. When I start piddling with a new cartridge, one of the very first things I do is to find a 4895 recipe. Like Unique in pistol calibers, IMR 4895 is useful in lots of rifle cartridges, I one time counted the calibers and came up with over 40 in which the powder is very useful. For myself, I've found it useful in .223, .243, .30-30, .30-06, and .45-70. IMR 4895 is also a great cast-bullet powder, with lots of calibers.
Eaton Rapids Joe puts it to the test in reduced loads for the .308 Winchester, and tells us that it's a daisy in that cartridge as well. I don't know that I've ever used it in the .308, preferring other powders in that caliber, but I have to admit that a 150 grain bullet traveling at 2200 fps is going to leave a mark when it hits something. The .30-30 Winchester ballistics almost mimic that level of performance, and has proven since 1895 that it is a whiz-bang deer caliber.
A youngster in the field can do a lot worse than a 150 grain bullet going 2200 fps. Anything within 150 yards is their meat if they put the bullet where it matters. In this day of ultra-flat, whiz-bang magnums, a whole lot of adults would be surprised at just how much venison they could gather using those same ballistics.