In rifle hunting, choosing the right caliber and bullet weight are essential.
Where do you go hunting?
First of all, let’s consider the hunting conditions. If you are hunting in mainly wooded areas where the maximum shot is limited to about 150 meters, you will not need a very low caliber and using heavy bullets you will be able to make clean kills thanks to a high stopping power, while avoiding excessively damaging the animal’s skin. If, on the other hand, you are hunting in an open environment such as high mountains, it is advisable to use faster and closer calibres to guarantee a high terminal effect even at great distances.
What do you hunt?
If you intend to hunt large, tough game such as deer or boar, we recommend more powerful calibres. Remember that the regulations of many Italian and foreign hunting areas prescribe, for each animal, the minimum caliber, the diameter of the bullet, or the minimum energy developed by the cartridge. The energy values can be found on the box.
The most popular caliber
The 308 Win and 30-06 Spring calibers are still the most popular calibers in the hunting community because they can be found in any gun shop and allow, given the wide choice of bullets available, to tackle any hunting situation on all game that can be hunted in Europe.
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