Best All Around Hunting Rifle and Caliber To Use In 2018 - Rifles HQ

Best All Around Hunting Rifle and Caliber To Use In 2018

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In case you were wondering what is the best all around rifle for hunting in 2018, you have come to the right place.

When the hunting season begins, hunters are already prepared to take their rifles and march into the woods, high mountains or open plains.

However, there are also beginners that don’t know exactly what they need or what should they buy to engage in such a sport.

Each beginner or advanced hunter should gather as much information as they can about the gear they want to use and know exactly if it can be fitted with the type of game they want to hunt.

The video below explains what the best hunting rifle is and how to choose it:

All around hunting calibers for the best hunting experience in 2018

For those who do not know what all-around hunting rifle cartridge is, the description is simple: a cartridge that can be used along with one single rifle that has appropriate loads to hunt different CXP2 or CXP3 class game, from small animals to the large ones.

It is crucial to remember that the trajectory of an all around cartridge should be adequately flat to offer the possibility to choose any hunting condition (mountains, woods, open plains) and that the diameter of the bullet should be between .264″ (6.5 mm) and .323″ (8mm).

The video below explains much more about calibers and bullets

Here is a list of the best all around hunting calibers to use:

  • .270 Winchester
  • 7mm Remington Magnum
  • .308 Winchester
  • .30-06 Springfield

Types of all around hunting rifles that should be used

The best choice to make, when it comes to selecting the best all around hunting rifle, is to purchase a 30-06 bolt-action one because it does pretty much everything you need.

The Browning X-Bolt SS Stalker Carbon Fiber 22IN 30-06 Springfield SS 4+1RD could be a great deal to make.

It has a 22” barrel and removable magazine. The carbon fiber design is fully resistant to scratches and any weather or hard terrain problems. The gas released when the bullet exits from the barrel are released in a uniform way because of the target crown. In this case, the trajectory will not suffer in any way.

If you want to use the .308 Winchester cartridge, you can choose a Remington 700 SPS Tactical 20IN 308 Winchester Blue 4+1RD along with it.

It is a highly maneuverable rifle with a 20” barrel and a capacity of 4 rounds. The black synthetic stock offers a dual-point pillar bedding. It has additional stability with the semi-beavertail fore-end. Its magazine is fixed, in comparison with the above 30-06 caliber model, but it also has a 4+1 round capacity.

Making a little comparison between the 308 vs. 30-60, an interesting fact comes up: the 30-60 Springfield remains the best because the .308 Winchester is effective, but it limits the effective range.

The most important thing to remember is that the rifle has to fit with the type of game you want to hunt. You should make your choice based on this type of information.

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