Which of These Do You Prefer?
If two years working in the retail gun trade taught me anything, it’s that anyone who has ever shot a firearm is an expert on the subject. Gun loonies know everything there is to know about rifles and cartridge ballistics and don’t require input from anyone, anytime. Well, at least everyone has strong opinions.
So, I understand deer-cartridge selection can prove a very personal and subjective matter (and let’s not start on rifle design or brands. So forgive me if I’ve failed to include your personal favorite. I understand the .30-30 Winchester has likely accounted for more deer than all other cartridges combined, but I do think it’s time to move on. I can appreciate the ballistics of the latest short or ultra-magnum or former wildcat, but I tend to view firearms from an entirely practical standpoint, largely impervious to whims and the latest fashions.
To follow are eight deer cartridges I feel have, or will, stand the test of time. Most are field-proven, yet a couple perhaps less mainstream than others (but fine designs). All said, there are literally hundreds of cartridges suited to deer hunting. Here are eight you should consider this season.
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