What is America's all time best, purely civilian hunting cartridge?

Mallardsx2

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 4, 2015
Messages
1,577
30-30 for sure. Lot of deer died from that cartridge in PA over the years….and I mean a LOT. I know over 25 people who still hunt with one.
 

BrentD

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 3, 2018
Messages
5,124
Location
In the middle
What is Americas’ all time best, purely civilian hunting cartridge?

So let’s talk “Made in in the USA”. Designed right here for sporting/hunting intentions only. Stop right there. Forget foreign, and leave out military . Sorry no 30-06, 308, 30-40 even the 45-70.

I don't really understand the rules here. But, since .45-70 is DQ'ed and .22 lr didn't seem to attract a following (though I still think it is the best hunting cartridge including the ex-military), I'll nominate the 12 gauge shotgun shell. It meets the rules, has been around forever, is used for everything, and comes in more flavors than ice cream.
 

Latest posts

Forum statistics

Threads
104,670
Messages
1,730,660
Members
32,718
Latest member
curhunter
Top