North America has a wide variety of huntable species, inhabiting many different types of terrain. While there are a few cartridges that can truly be called all-around choices, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with picking a cartridge that perfectly suits the game at hand.
Based upon the success of the initial developments, Hornady has added nine new calibers to its Precision Hunter line.
Which of these cartridges represents the wisest choice for hunters, and why should you prefer one over the other? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.
If you want something a bit unique with a definite cool factor, give the .280 Ackley Improved a long look. While it doesn’t have the popularity of the .30-06 Sprg. or .270 Win., it blends the best attributes of the two, with better velocities than the .30-06 can offer, and heavier bullet choices than are available in the .270.
Grand old cartridges like the .30-06 Sprg. and the .270 Win. still kill game just as well as they ever have, but many of the new cartridges out-perform them, especially at extended ranges. Here are a few reasons why.