Is .300 AAC Blackout the perfect deer cartridge? No, probably not. But don't hesitate to use it afield.
Though the .223 Remington has stolen the limelight—military adopted cartridges tend to do that after all—we owe a debt of gratitude to Mike Walker and his development. Without the .222, there would be no .223.
What follows is a primer on commercially available .17-caliber cartridges and their respective performance.
Is the Remington XP-100 the greatest hunting handgun ever made? Consider its features, and see what the odd-looking bolt-action pistol bags from Arizona to Africa.
There is no doubt that the .17 WSM elevates rimfire ballistics to a new level. But will enough gun companies jump on board to produce rifles in this caliber?