2017 flew by, didn't it? What a year. That said, before the ball drops and 2018 arrives, we decided to take a look at some of the top stories to be published on AmericanHunter.org over the past year. Some may call it living in the past, but we prefer to look at it as a collection of our greatest hits. To qualify, a story had to be an online exclusive that was published during 2017—simple enough. So, without further ado, we present AmericanHunter.org's most-read stories of 2017.
1. Opinion: The .03-06 Sucks Cartridge selection is driven by ballistics and emotion. The savvy among us trust ballistics, the rest follow their heart. Contributor Richard Mann of Empty Cases says the era of the .30-06 is long gone.
5. 2017's Best States for Whitetail Whitetails remain the single most-hunted game animal in the United States, and by a large margin. Roughly 44 states in the union play home to whitetail populations, which begs the question—just where is the best place to hunt America's favorite critter? We've crunched the numbers. To find out which states came out on top, click here.
7. Top 5 Hunting Handguns Under $1,000 Most of us who admire and use handguns have customized our favorites to some extent. But custom guns cost important coin, and many of us are not in a position to drop $2,000 to $3,000 on a custom big-game handgun. Many hunters just want to see what they can accomplish with a traditional, largely unmodified handgun, and most beginners don’t want to spend a large sum of money on something they may find isn’t their cup of tea. With that said, here are five excellent hunting handguns you can get for less than $1,000.
10. Top 7 Deer Bullets for the .308 Win. Since its inception in 1952, the .308 Win. has increasingly pilfered proponents of traditional deer hunting cartridges, such as the .270 Win. and .30-06 Springfield, and, thanks to .308 Win.-chambered “tactical” bolt-actions and modern sporting rifles (MSRs), next-generation hunters have flocked to the round, too. Due to its popularity, there’s now an abundance of ammunition (and component bullets) from which to choose for pursuing deer. If you're looking for a “different” deer bullet for your treasured .308 Win., be sure to check out these seven superlatives.
There you have it, folks. Onward and upward in 2018! Happy New Year!