Ammunition for rifles comes in almost as many sizes and styles as do rifles themselves. Although which type of ammo you use depends on the style of your rifle, it’s important to know the features of each caliber. To help you navigate, Proguns.com has created a list of some of the most popular types of rifle ammunition.
The .22 rifle is popular because of the availability of .22 ammo. Cheap and easy to find, this style is perfect for those sportsmen looking for a rifle to shoot for pleasure or even to hunt small game. This size gives little kickback, making it especially suitable for young and/or inexperienced shooters.
The civilian version of the 5.56 is the .223 Remington, which is simply a longer version of the now defunct .222 Rem. Unlike the 5.56, .223 ammo is able to be safely fired from both the M16 and the civilian AR 15. This ammo is one of the most popular and is used for anything from varmint hunting to home defense.
The .300 Win Mag is a cartridge that is especially popular for large game hunting, and is especially useful for long range shooting. As the name implies, the .300 Win Mag provides a powerful punch that can take down some of the largest game around.