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7mm-08 or 30.06 for Moose?

 
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:41 PM
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Re: 7mm-08 or 30.06 for Moose?

I have the romantic notion of bringing my Ruger Super Black Hawk along should the shot be twenty yards.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:18 PM
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Re: 7mm-08 or 30.06 for Moose?

Personally Id have to say neither! Moose aren't the best sport when they wounded. They aren't like a little white tail and run off and die 3 miles down the road. Moose tend to charge.. I'd say the 338 wm with a 250gr + pill would be alot better fit for the task at hand. Again just my view on it.
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:31 PM
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Re: 7mm-08 or 30.06 for Moose?

Wow...I was also thinking of hunting them with my longbow actually. Never heard of a moose charging a hunter in the lower 48. Sounds like I will have to take a brain shot like an elephant.
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:52 PM
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Re: 7mm-08 or 30.06 for Moose?

Dont suppose you've ever been hunting in the rut either.. Only experience I've had with a moose charging was over out of Dillon Mt. There was two bulls going at it and when we walked up on them on accident the bigger of the two bulls heard us. He would charge up to about 75 yards snorting and racking the ground like crazy with his antlers. Not something I'd like to accidentally walk up on and have a 30-06 or 7-08... Guess I shouldn't have said anything.. Good luck.


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Wow...I was also thinking of hunting them with my longbow actually. Never heard of a moose charging a hunter in the lower 48. Sounds like I will have to take a brain shot like an elephant.
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:54 PM
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Re: 7mm-08 or 30.06 for Moose?

You put a 30-06 in the right place with an appropriate type of 200gr or heavier bullet at 100 and you will be fine. At that range the caliber choice is less important than bullet choice and placement.
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Old 06-22-2013, 05:30 AM
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Re: 7mm-08 or 30.06 for Moose?

Plenty of videos of moose on youtube tired of playing nice. I've seen them shrug off some pretty good hits. I've been close (probably as close as the room you're reading this in) to them them during rut, and to cows with no sense of humor regarding their calves. The last tag I filled was with a .358 AI magnum. If I get another chance my .375 H&H will likely get used. That said I'd feel like I could "defend myself" with a 30-06 and 220 grain bullets of almost any make (partitions preferred). Penetration and destroying vital tissue counts on moose (even cows). Heavy 30-06 loads will do this.
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Old 06-22-2013, 06:20 AM
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Re: 7mm-08 or 30.06 for Moose?

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The last tag I filled was with a .358 AI magnum. If I get another chance my .375 H&H will likely get used. That said I'd feel like I could "defend myself" with a 30-06 and 220 grain bullets of almost any make (partitions preferred). Penetration and destroying vital tissue counts on moose (even cows). Heavy 30-06 loads will do this.
Agreed it very well could be done with a 30-06 with the heavy hitting 220 gr pills but the OP was wanting to use 150gr pills. I would feel a lot more comfortable with something a little bigger then a 30-06 going up against a moose but again that's just me. And I don't mind the recoil of the hard hitting magnums.

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