Bullet Caliber – Whats best for Deer Hunting?

In one of the many survey conducted online this one is by Brad Smith an outdoorsman and writer.
The question was asked on Social Media of what is the best rifle caliber for hunting deer.
Supposed you were a newbie and was in the market, the following information may be helpful to you. You can obviously ask the folks running the gun stores and ranges.
The following answers comprises from many different levels of hunters/gun enthusiasts, take it with a grain of salt, this is from the internet poll.
Here are those popular calibers for deer hunting that was mentioned:

  • .243
  • .270
  • .30-30
  • .308

There were other type of calibers but the above calibers repeatedly came up in the conversation.
Reasons varied among hunters and gun enthusiasts, but heres a more thorough explanation of each calibers strengths.

the .243 shines when you want to take a deer from any range up to 300 yards while doing minimal damage to the meat.

The .270 takes the lead when it comes to shooting longer range with more knockdown power.

The .30-30 is a great all around deer round, but lacks when it comes to longer-range, open-field settings.

the .308 does the most damage to the meat (pending shot placement), but you also get the most bang for your buck.

The One to Get
If there was a round for you to choose, look into the .270.
Many gun enthusiasts talk about this as an all-time favorite.
The affordability is a good price point and the availability for a high-quality bullets are great.
The .270 can be used on a variety of games in North America.
The ammo is effective from 500 yards out and some consider as the best rifle caliber out there for deer.

What do all you think?

July 17th, 2018 by