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Old 06-20-2013, 11:52 PM
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7mm-08 or 30.06 for Moose?

Going on a cow moose hunt this year. No idea how long the shots will be but I am guessing 100 yards most likely but really not certain. Should I use the 7mm-08 with the 154 grain Hornady Accubond or would I be better with my 30.06 and my 150 grain Remington Core Lokt Ultra Bonded? Or, is it a wash...
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:23 AM
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Re: 7mm-08 or 30.06 for Moose?

Moose are huge....If I were to ever go moose hunting I would probably take my .338 WinMag, even for 100 yard shots.
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:04 AM
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Re: 7mm-08 or 30.06 for Moose?

Either! Out of the two I'd go for the 7mm because the bullet has a higher sectional density. I always try to put the first shot right behind the shoulder to get thhe lungs without risk of having the bullet staying in the shoulder bone/getting fragmented by the shoulder bone. If there is time for a second shot I put that through the shoulder. Odds are after all that it will also get to the lungs and that it will immobilize the animal by busting the shoulder.
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Re: 7mm-08 or 30.06 for Moose?

Pretty much a wash for me, but I think you're handicapping the 30-06 in this instance. Put a 200 grain Accubond, or 220 grain Partition in the 30-06, and especially if you're certain to be in close the 30-06 would be my choice.
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Re: 7mm-08 or 30.06 for Moose?

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Pretty much a wash for me, but I think you're handicapping the 30-06 in this instance. Put a 200 grain Accubond, or 220 grain Partition in the 30-06, and especially if you're certain to be in close the 30-06 would be my choice.
What your saying is true...that would be a better bullet choice. Using my deer bullet probably would not be the best option.
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Re: 7mm-08 or 30.06 for Moose?

30-06 and either 180 ttsx or 200 AB.

708 will work in a pinch but the 06 with the heavies is you're friend here.
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:31 PM
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Re: 7mm-08 or 30.06 for Moose?

Either one in the "heavy for caliber" bullet choices will do fine. Pick the one that you feel that you can make a fast second shot if needed. Also bullet contruction will be your biggest concern. Not caliber. Good luck on the hunt!
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