I’m always curious about different cartridges and their capabilities. Figured you might be curious too. Here is brief, but broad, look at several different commonly used cartridges for deer hunting.
The Gerber Vital Pack Saw is a really small and extremely light bone saw that I keep in my hunting pack to assist with some medium game quartering tasks in the event loppers aren’t available.
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.
Looking for an example of a deer hunting load out? Here is what I take and how I organize it.
The Kimber Hunter Pro (exclusive to Cabela’s) chambered for 6.5mm Creedmoor is a really light, accurate, and easy to shoot bolt-action rifle. Even though we ran into some issues, Kimber made it right, and seems like this rifle is ready for next deer season.
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.
I might have fallen in love with a folding knife… one that could be the best folding knife for hunting.
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.
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.
It’s easy to get caught up in the moment while hunting and forget that with every shot comes some additional processing and taxidermy expenses.