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What’s the Best Cartridge for Long Range Hunting?

If you are looking to get into long range hunting, these cartridges will suit you well.

Long range hunting is all the rage, particularly in the western half of the nation. With the latest guns, scopes, and laser rangefinders, well-practiced hunters are able to confidently take game at and over 1,000 yards.

If you are looking to break into the long range hunting arena, or are trying to improve your long range accuracy, listen to what the experts at Red Rock Precision Rifles feel are the best cartridges for long range hunting.

There you have it. Shooters sensitive to recoil should choose a 28 Nosler and those looking for more power should choose a .300 Remington Ultra Mag. However, that’s just one man’s opinion.

If it’s deer or deer-sized game you’re chasing, you can’t go wrong with the 6.5 Creedmoor, though tons of long range game animals have fallen to the good old .300 Winchester Magnum, and the new Weatherby 6.5-3000 is quickly making a name for itself.

The bottom line is that any rifle that is accurate enough and sustains enough energy at long range can be a killer in the right hands. Putting in the range time necessary to get the most out of your gun is where most hunters fall short. Know your effective range before you hit the field, then stick to it.


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What’s the Best Cartridge for Long Range Hunting?