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A Need for Speed?

-- Is faster always better when choosing ammunition? Yes and no. Always consider more than just the velocity of a caliber or cartridge when looking for your best venison taker. Think about the kind of shots you'll be taking.

Do you plan any long distance shooting? If so, more velocity will mean flatter trajectory and longer range capability. Look at smaller diameter calibers like the .25-06, .270 Win., .270 WSM and .280 Rem. And if you'll be after big mule deer, it might not hurt to move up to .300 Win Mag, .30-06, .300 WSM or .338 Federal.

Will you be taking shorter shots in tight cover? If so, then velocity is not your top priority. Take a look at bigger, heavier bullets. The trusty 30-30 Win. has probably taken more deer over the years than any other caliber. 

-- From Federal Premium Ammunition

Comments
By Eric @ Saturday, September 01, 2007 11:06 AM
I think a lot of hunters are missing a valuable point...that is *shot placement* is number one.

If your confident in your gun and can keep it in the bull eyes and know it's limitations...your well on your way of harvesting the quarry your after.

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