NRA National Champion and trick shooter Kirsten Joy Weiss continues to fulfill her [non-statutory] obligation to answer readers’ firearms and ammo-related queries. Here’s one from the uncompromisingly unpronounceable Thpbltblt asking her recommendation for the best cartridge to shoot a quadruped from the Kingdom of Far, Far Away.
What cartridge would you recommend that can reach out and drop a bear or an elk at 500 yards, but will more realistically be used on deer at half that distance or less?
To which Ms. Weiss replies (in part): “There are a lot of different options at 500 yards for a bear. With the right Ballistic Coefficents and a MOA/Sub-MOA (MOA=inch) at 100yrd shooter, you have options. Test your gun out at the range before going after an animal though, whatever yardage you choose! That said, the most versatile hunting round I know is . . .
Click here to find out who murdered Col. Mustard in the living room with a candlestick. I mean, which cartridge Ms. Weiss favors for shooting quadrepeds.