Between the .30-06 and .300 Win. Mag., which is the better choice for the elusive “all-around” hunting cartridge? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.
With respect to overall performance and ammunition availability, here are the five best all-around cartridges for North American big-game species.
In the last 10 years, ammunition manufacturers have delivered newly designed cartridges that are more consistent, more efficient and more precise than ever before. Will the century-plus-old .30-06 Springfield have to gracefully hand the “most popular” position to a new leader?
Federal Premium has made its Terminal Ascent bullets available as a component, perfect for handloaders seeking a reliable hunting performer.
What is it about the .30-06 that makes it fare so well against all other designs? If the history of all .30-caliber cartridges were erased, would the '06 still hold a position at the top? Contributor Philip Massaro investigates.