Ballistic charts for hunting rifles detail the velocity, trajectory, bullet weight and other specifications for the caliber and model of each hunting rifle. Use a ballistic charts in combination with ammunition charts to purchase appropriate ammunition for each hunting rifle. Ballistic charts are available in both metric and standard units.
Another method to ensure the purchase of appropriate ammunition for different hunting rifle models is to use the Hornady Index of Terminal Standards. This calculator factors in the bullet weight, bullet diameter and impact velocity to determine effective bullet and cartridge combinations for various hunting situations. Use this calculator at Hornady.com.