With respect to overall performance and ammunition availability, here are the five best all-around cartridges for North American big-game species.
While there is a lot of overlap in the .30-caliber cartridge lineup, and many great choices available, you’d be hard-pressed to find a cartridge with a better blend of powder efficiency, low recoil, quick cycling and striking power than the .308 Winchester.
Knowledge is power, and the more you educate yourself, the less your chances of catching one of the several dreadful tick-borne diseases.
Leupold’s VX-3HD riflescopes are lightweight, rugged and well balanced, and included in the line may be the best value for a hunter looking to cover all the bases: the 4.5-14x40mm. With its 30mm main tube, this scope offers a wider range of elevation adjustment than its 1-inch counterparts, as well as better light transmission.
There’s no denying that modern bullets are nothing short of amazing, but does that mean the older, classic designs are obsolete? Let’s take a closer look at the real-world differences between various bullet designs when used at hunting ranges.
Whether trying to hold your turkey shotgun steady for those interminable moments as a tom warily closes the distance into shooting range, or for trying to overcome the excitement of having the bull elk of your dreams in the crosshairs, a solid rest just makes sense. Find the system that works for you and you’ll fast become a better shot.