There is a dizzying array of calibres available for the hunter to choose from – Will O’Meara helps cut through the confusion and make the right choice
What’s the best calibre for hunting?
.338 Win Mag
The .338 Win Mag may just be the most usable and versatile calibre around – certainly a serious contender for North American big game.
The .338 Lapua is unlikely ever to be considered as a viable hunting calibre in the UK, although it is being used for long-distance target shooting. As you might expect, though, the Americans haven’t shied away from harnessing the impressive ballistics on live quarry.