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Unread 10-12-2004, 12:04 PM
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    Unread 10-12-2004, 05:20 PM
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    Good job on your moose. They are tasty and hard to kill. I've seen one take 11 hits and die a slow agonizing death. I did not have anything to do with the poor thing but some other hunters in the same meadow my client and I were in shot the thing and shot it and shot it... Then they wanted me to help them pack it out. I did manage to get the heart, liver, and tenderloins (all had bullet wounds) for caping and field dressing it for them. They had to carry it out by themselves.
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    Unread 10-12-2004, 08:00 PM
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    Those guys should have chosen something a bit heavier than that AR15 for hunting moose. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

    I thought all you moose hunters used a cartridge that hits like freight train. [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
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    Unread 10-12-2004, 09:00 PM
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    Very good! And wasn't there someone that said our advice wasn't worth a bucket of warm spit? [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    Congrats. LB
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    Unread 10-12-2004, 11:42 PM
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    I would like to thank all the members that took the time to respond to my previous posts regarding some troubles I was having with my rifle/handloads. I switched powders to H4831sc and immediately found a load that gave me well under .5 MOA with the same 200gr sierra BTSPs. The load is 71.5 grains of powder ingnited with a federal 215M primer. I'm not sure about the velocity I didn't get a chance to chrony the loads. Your help paid off big time. I managed to get a weekend off from work and dropped a 600 - 700 pound moose at 340 yards (not exactly long range but it'll taste good all the same). This is my first moose and I didn't realize how tough they really were. My first shot punctured both lungs and took a piece off the tip of the heart and the moose didn't even flinch, so I fired again and hit it again through both lungs, still the damn thing just kept walking, so I fired one more shot through the ribs and it took a couple of steps and fell. The only reason I fired three shots was that I could not tell if I had hit it yet, the moose didn't miss a beat and I didn't know I had hit it for sure until I found the moose in the grass with three gunshot wounds through the chest. Anyhow thanks again for the advice and votes of confidence I appreciate it. Time to go fill the deer tags.
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