Originally Posted by mconwa951
Hey Guys I found out I pulled my once in a lifetime MN moose tag this year. It will be in the boundry waters wilderness area here in MN. The zone I chose is very remote we will have to paddle 15 miles just to reach the edge of the zone to start hunting. I will be going on a few scouting trips this summer and will take some pics and try to keep you all updated as the year progresses.
Now for the advice part. I am real straped for cash this year as we are having a nother child in august, so buying another rifle is out of the question right now. I have my savage .308 with 1in10 barrel and am thinking of working up a 210gr berger load for it, any thoughts advice on loads or maximum range for this caliber? My thought is with this small gun trying to stay under 200yds.
Or i have my TC Encore muzzleloader which again probably needs to stay under 200yds any advice?
Congrats on the baby on the way. I hope the delivery is uneventful for your wife and that your new baby is happy and healthy.
Your 308 will be fine on moose. I have a buddy that loads the 210berger with 48 grains of RL17 and gets 2700+fps with the load. Drop that data in exbal and it shows you would have 1500lbs of energy at 700 yards. If you want to be more conservative, that load has 2000lbs of energy at 525. In the alternative, if you want to go to the extreme end...this load is still going 1600fps (Berger recommended velocity in order for the bullet to expand) at 875.
With your muzzleloader, if it's a 50cal shooting a 300 grain bullet with a max load, it would be good to 200 yards.
You should not feel handicapped by either of your choices.
Good luck and let us know how it turns out.