available for hunting can be summarized in a relatively straight forward
manner by tabulating pertinent information in matrix form. Refer to the links
in the navigation bar or at the bottom of the page for ammunition suggestions for various rifle and shotgun
Handgun rounds suited
for hunting are somewhat limited. Consider .22LR, .17HRM and .22WMR for small game hunting. The .357 Magnum is on the small side for
deer hunting, but may be allowed in some states. The .44 Magnum has
more authority in this regard, and is the preferred Magnum round.
large handgun hunting calibers include the .454 Casull, .480 Ruger and 50 S&W.