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

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




Hard-core sheep hunters will surely criticize me for lumping all three of Canada’s sheep together, as I do recognize there’s a big difference in body size between Rocky Mountain bighorns and Dall’s or Stone’s rams. And admittedly, I don’t have much sheep-hunting experience, so I’ll rely on the sage advice of renowned sheep guru Jack O’Connor, but with a slight twist. O’Connor was a proponent of the .270 Win. as the ideal sheep cartridge, but I’m going to up the ante and choose the .270 WSM. This cartridge offers a little more velocity, and it can be chambered in the shorter, lighter rifles that are a godsend in the mountains.