Hog hunting with an AR-platform rifle makes a lot of sense to a lot of folks, including me. This begs the question, what common AR-platform cartridge is suited to the task? 5.56 NATO, .300 Blackout, or .308 Winchester?
Every hunting trip yields new memories and offers a learning opportunity. This after action report recounts what I saw and learned during an exotic game hunt in July of 2020.
Riflescopes for hunting have to strike a balance between features and weight. The Vortex Razor HD LH did just that. The same can be said about their new Razor HD LHT newer and improved product line.
Looking for an example of a deer hunting load out? Here is what I take and how I organize it.
Here is a comparison between the .308 Winchester, .300 Winchester Magnum, and the .338 Winchester Magnum for hunting applications.
If one can’t place a shot in the vital zone with a particular cartridge, then that cartridge is irrelevant. However, if one can place a shot a good shot with several cartridges, then cartridge selection becomes pretty important.
Take a list of available cartridges, filter out those whose ballistic capabilities are insufficient for the application, and sort by preference. That’s how I match my cartridge to the hunt.
While gear isn’t everything, it’s important to be able to depend on the things that you do need.
I’ve yet to try my hand at hunting with a handgun, but that may change some day.
Depending on how a deer is processed it can yield quite a bit of meat. Two small whitetail spikes yielded enough to fill about half of a 7 cu ft chest freezer.