When it comes to your success as a hunter, what you’re shooting plays a major role. Ammo comes in quite a few calibers and grains, and each of those factors can make a big difference in shooting accurately and taking down the game you’re hunting in one shot.
In recent years, the trend has been for bigger bullets. Although there are valid arguments for using bigger bullets when you hunt, that doesn’t mean those are always the best choice. Here’s what you need to know about the latest bullets on the market and how you can choose the right ammo to fit your needs.
Big Bullets Have Become a Big Deal
2017 has seen the release of quite a few new hunting rounds, and several of them are on the large side. In 2016, Norma released a 6.5 Creedmoor hunting round weighing 130 grain and clocking in at 2,789 feet per second (FPS). It outdid itself this year with a match-grade round that also weighs 130 grain while traveling at 2,851 FPS. The 6.5 Creedmoor is intended for long-range accuracy and stopping power, as it remains effective past 1,200 yards.