Cartridges designed to fire this type of projectile typically deliver devastating speed and and shock-effect. The lower weight ranges of the projectiles are limiting the size of game and range at which you can effectively use these types of cartridges. These cartridges are regarded as excellent varmint and bird hunting calibers.
Perhaps the most widely used hunting bullet is the 30-caliber bullet, usually fired from a 308 Winchester or a 30-06 Springfield, but the options are endless. While these cartridges enjoy widespread hunting usage, there remains a strong community of competitive target shooters as well. The typical games that are hunted with a 30-caliber bullet fall into the medium game category, but even large herbivors like Moose are apropriate to hunt with this caliber.
One of the most popular match calibers, the 6,5mm bullet has excellent aerodynamic properties and good sectional density which give it good ballistic potential.