The 35 Remington is a superb short-range cartridge for medium-sized animals including whitetail deer, feral pigs, and black bears. At ranges of less than 100 yards, such as when hunting whitetail deer or black bear in heavy cover, the cartridge shines and is incredibly devastating on big animals. The 35 Remington can also be used effectively at greater distances, up to about 180 yards, provided that you select your target wisely (e.g., not a small buck but rather a large one).
The 35 Remington was originally designed as a varmint cartridge and was actually named after its original price of $35 per round back in 1866. It was later re-designed as a medium range hunting cartridge and is still considered one of the best values in long-range shooting today. The 35 Remington is a relatively inexpensive way of obtaining high performance with your ammunition.
This cartridge was originally designed for use in an eight-shot revolver so it makes sense that it would be loaded with six bullets. However, modern copies may include a seven-or nine-shot model. Either way, this cartridge is capable of killing anything from a whitetail deer to a black bear at close range.
It's earned a reputation as an excellent cartridge for hunting deer, black bear, and feral pigs at short to intermediate range. Hunters may have taken more deer with Model 1894 rifles chambered in 30-30 Winchester than with any other rifle/cartridge combination. The powerful round easily takes large animals at close range.
These days, many gun writers and hunters use the term "deer cartridge" instead of "deer gun", because most modern centerfire rifles are capable of firing both.308 Winchester and.30-30 WCF cartridges. However, some models can be converted to shoot only one of these types of ammunition.
The 30-30 was designed by John Browning himself. It is based on his original 20-25 cartridge, which was introduced in 1893. The 30-30 has a higher velocity and slightly less energy than its older brother, but it is still quite an effective game round.
Since its introduction, several improvements have been made to the cartridge design. Most notably, the 30-30 uses a relatively small diameter bullet that is designed to expand upon impact with bone or tissue. This type of projectile is called a "spitzer bullet". By comparison, most modern sporting bullets are flat-shooting rounds with sharp edges that tend to stay together after impacting their target. These bullets do not expand very much when hitting animal tissue, if at all.
Bullets with a diameter of 264 mm have relatively good ballistic coefficients, and the.260 Remington has won bench rest, metallic silhouette, and long range contests. It can replicate the trajectory of the.300 Winchester Magnum while producing substantially less recoil. These bullets are designed to be fired from a rifle barrel that has been carefully tuned by a gunsmith to maximize their performance.
A standard box contains 25 rounds. This bullet has become popular among hunters who value consistency over maximum penetration. The soft lead alloy used to make these bullets produces very little tissue damage and they are safe to use in most game animals.
The.260 Remington offers excellent value for money because it can replace both the.223 Remington and the.30-06 Springfield centerfire cartridge rifles currently sold by many manufacturers.
Remington is capable of taking large game at distances out to about 200 yards. The lack of power at longer ranges makes this cartridge unsuitable for hunting deer or other species of animal that require high velocity bullets to cause serious injury. Remington is a great choice.
The 30-30 Winchester remains one of the best deer hunting rifles (and here's why). Whether you love it or despise it, the lever-action mechanism will be around for another 125 years. The 30-30 rifle is thought to have killed more whitetail deer than any other single ammunition. In fact, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, there are currently more than 95 million 30-30 cartridges in use worldwide.
Whitetails were first introduced into North America by Europeans about 500 years ago, and since then they have been evolving. Today's whitetail has bigger brains and grows larger bones than its European counterpart because it needs those resources to support its greater body weight. Also unlike its ancestral form, which would have been hunted exclusively for food, today's white-tailed deer are also hunted for their leather and meat products. Of all the animals harvested for their skins, the whitetail is by far the most popular. A typical deer can weigh between 150 and 500 pounds and stand up to 63 inches at the shoulder.
Deer are classified as medium-sized mammals within the family Bovidae. They belong to the genus Odocoileus and are often referred to by that name. Whitetails are only one species in this genus, so for simplicity's sake we will refer to them as just "deer" from here on out.
There are several different types of deer in North America.