What’s the best hunting caliber? Whatever you think it is


The folks at hunter-ed.com have come up with an infographic showing the right calibers to use in the field for a variety of game.

The debate over the best calibers always has been a great topic. What’s your favorite caliber to use and why? Let us know by commenting on this post and see the graphic below.


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Will Leschper is founder of The Texas Outdoor Digest. He has been recognized for Excellence in Craft by the Outdoor Writers Association of America and the Texas Outdoor Writers Association. He is Conservation Editor of Texas Fish & Game Magazine and is a regular contributor to the Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters, in addition to writing for plenty of now-defunct publications.


  1. .270 or 30.06 for deer and hogs. .22 for rabbits and squirrels. .223/5.56mm for coyotes and other bigger varmints. .308/7.62mm for badguys.


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