Best Rifle Bullets For Deer Hunting Lead

Best Rifle Bullets for Deer Hunting

What happens after you pull the trigger depends on your bullet choice. Choose wisely.

Hardware: Nosler Model 21

The new Model 21 is packed with cutting-edge features, including a wire EDM machined receiver, nitride-coated, fluted bolt, Trigger Tech trigger, Shilen match-grade stainless steel barrel, and a rugged, lightweight synthetic stock.

Top 5 All-Around North American Big-Game Cartridges

With respect to overall performance and ammunition availability, here are the five best all-around cartridges for North American big-game species.

Head to Head: 7mm Remington Magnum vs. 27 Nosler

Between the 7mm Remington Magnum and the 27 Nosler, which is the better choice for the hunter? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.

An Ode to the .338 Lapua Magnum

Created for the battlefield, this military-turned-hunting cartridge is a top choice when pursuing big game both near and far.

Head to Head: .257 Roberts vs. .25-06 Remington

Between the .257 Roberts and the .25-06 Remington, which is the better choice for the hunter? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.

Behind the Bullet: 7mm STW

Just about every case shape imaginable has been modified to hold both 7mm and .30-caliber bullets, but it was gunwriter Layne Simpson who saw a gap in the lineup: there was no 7mm cartridge based on a full-length .375 H&H case. In 1979, Simpson took the excellent 8mm Remington Magnum and necked it down to hold 7mm bullets, giving his wildcat the name “Shooting Times Westerner.”

Hardware: Tikka T3x Lite

The Tikka T3x Lite is a wonderful balance of portability, accuracy and dependability. It’s available in time-proven varmint and big-game calibers, has a user-adjustable trigger, the action is nicely bedded and it carries like a dream.

Members' Best 2021

Your photos provide not simply a review of your accomplishments and endeavors over the past year, but a revealing snapshot of a nation full of dedicated American hunters.

Favorite Rifles and Cartridges Used by North Country Guides and Outfitters

Contributor Aram von Benedikt teamed up with Book Your Hunt for a survey of North Country outfitter opinions on which calibers work and what bullets will not fail. Read on for their answers.

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