There are many magnum hunting cartridges, but those which use .30 caliber bullets are by far the most popular. The “Fast Thirties,” as famed gun writer Craig Boddington calls them, have always captivated hunters. They combine flat trajectories with tremendous downrange power.
They will poleaxe anything they hit as long as the bullet is placed in the animal’s vitals, and they’ll do it at amazing ranges. The .30 cal. magnums make bigger holes in critters than their smaller bore rivals such as the 7mm Remington Magnum, and punish the shooter with less recoil than the big bores such as the .338 Lapua. Add in the fact they use easy to find .308 inch diameter bullets and you have… Read more here.