Moose, you wanna shoot a moose?????
Be prepared for something you don't expect. I wasn't and it blew my mind!!!
Shooting the worst possible bullet for the animal in a not so large cartridge taught be a ton about moose.
The guarters hanging in the butcher shop came in at exactly 400 pounds. How big could it have been? Had antlers like Bullwinkle.
130 grain Sierra boattail, 3190 FPS MV. Distance 60 yards. Broadside.
Took a heart shot. Saw spot on impact and dust on far side showing full penetration. Hmmm, not supposed to happen w/that bullet. Mr. Moose never moved. Not even a twitch. I was too amazed to even consider a second shot.
Mr. Moose started walking as if nothing happened. Went about 25 yards up hill and away. Stopped as he topped the little ridge. Shot angle would have been between the rear legs into the chest cavity just above the sternum. If he would have taken another step I would have taken the shot.
Instead he started to waver then toppled, rolling back down to where I first shot. Then to my amazement he stood up. I decided whimpy bullet or not a shoulder shot would take his front wheels from under him. I'd then rope him and tie off to an aspen. Had the lasso ready. No kidding.
Went for the shoulder joint. Hit a bit high. Saw POI and dust on the other side showing another pass through. Impressed with that dinky bullet again.
Mr. Moose went down for good.
First shot had taken the heart completely out of action. What's with that?
That was my personal experience and I've talked with others with similar experience regardless of cartridge and caliber.
Moose are easier to kill than elk but they sure seem to live a long time after they are dead.
Make your first shot good and keep shootin'. . . I guess. . .