For deer hunters preparing for the season, deciding what ammo to shoot when there are so many excellent options nowadays could be considered a good problem to have. That quandary just got a bit more unsettled for Editorial Director John Zent after a trip to the range to test-fire the new Browning BXR.
Other than the feral hog, the whitetail deer covers more diverse types of terrain than any other game animal, leading hunters to have a wide variety of favorite cartridges. Additionally, whitetail hunters are perhaps the most fervent defenders and proponents of their chosen cartridges, which can range from the .22 Hornet to the .45-70 Government—not to mention the shotgun crowd. How do you even begin a "Top 5?"