The .30-06 has also proven itself to be very accurate in many different rifles, and is chambered by the major riflemakers in everything under the deer hunting sun.
Selecting a cartridge that will not kick you like a mule is an important, if sometimes overlooked, part of selecting the ideal deer cartridge.
When it comes to power cartridges loaded with bullets that can get the job done, even when shot angles are less than ideal, hunters have never had it so good.
Admittedly, in the final analysis, cost and availability are not big factors in my deer hunting cartridge selection. But they are factored into the equation.
In all big-game hunting, the person that can put his or her first shot on the money time after time is the one that will consistently fill a tag.
Want to fire up your deer camp? Start a discussion about religion, politics—or deer cartridges. Bob Robb gives you the criterion for making your case this fall.