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5 Old Cartridges That Deserve Another Look

There's a new crop of impressive centerfire cartridges on the market, but that doesn't mean that these older rounds don't work well for hunters.

5 Old Cartridges That Deserve Another Look

Some of the best big game hunting rifles have been around for decades. (Photo courtesy of Brad Fitzpatrick)

There’s been a boom of new centerfire rifle cartridges released in the last several years, and most of these are designed with long-range precision shooting in mind. The 6.5 Creedmoor, built from the ground-up to be a target round capable of outstanding accuracy, is one of them. In the wake of the Creedmoor’s success other rounds like the 28 Nosler, 6.5 PRC, 6.8 Western, and .300 PRC have become extremely popular. If you’re planning to shoot targets or game at extended ranges then all these rounds will work, but that doesn’t mean the rounds that came before them won’t. Despite all our professed affection for our favorite rounds some hunters are all to eager...

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