The 11 best cartridges for downing Canada's big game animals

The 11 best cartridges for downing Canada’s big game animals





Big mulies are about the same size as big whitetails, but average shooting distances tend to be somewhat longer, owing to the open country mule deer generally inhabit. The outliers are the small Columbian blacktails of western B.C. They don’t make up a significant proportion of Canada’s mulie hunting, however, so for the purposes of this exercise, they’ll have to be handled with the same cartridge selected for deer in the prairies, parklands, foothills and mountains. In those areas, you need a cartridge capable of carrying significant energy out to long ranges, so my choice is the 7mm Rem. Mag. It’s chambered in plenty of different rifles, and premium ammunition is available just about everywhere.