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7mm-08 or 30.06 for Moose?

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Unread 06-22-2013, 09:18 AM
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Re: 7mm-08 or 30.06 for Moose?

I feel comfortable that I can shoot one in the brain. Plus, it will save meat. I am hunting cow only late season after the rut and calfing periods. Here is what is written in the state hunting guide for moose:

NOT Recommended
.243 or .244
(6mm)
.303 Savage .38-40 Win.
.250
(.250/.3000)
.30-30 Win. .32 Win. Spec.
.38-55 Win. .35 Rem. .25-06
.32 Rem. .44 Mag. .351 Win.
.257 Roberts .32-40 Win. .44-40 Win.
.30 Rem.
Recommended
.270 Win. .30-06 Spr
fld. .308 Win.
.284 Win. .444 Marlin .280 Rem.
.30-40 Krag. .348 Win. .303 British

.8mm Mauser 7 x 57 mm. .300 Sav.
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    Unread 06-22-2013, 09:34 AM
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    Re: 7mm-08 or 30.06 for Moose?

    Not for sure but I think I've read in Europe they hunt moose with 6.5x55 swede very popular.
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    Unread 06-22-2013, 10:15 AM
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    Re: 7mm-08 or 30.06 for Moose?

    I'm sorry I thought you were intending to be a smart ass with the brain shot comment.. With when your hunt is I'd say you will have no problem getting in close enough for a head or neck shot. In this case I'd assume that either of the rounds would do just fine. My personal favorite is the base of the head, neck shot. Seems to work very well. I like head shot also but only if there looking at me or away from me. I've seen way to many animals run off with their jaws blown off due to not holding just right. Anyways... I'd say you'll be fine with either of the rifles. But I'm with you on the pistol part. blackhawk I'd assume it to be a 44mag? That'd be fun!

    Hahaha looking at this list of cartridges it appears it hasn't been updated in a long while!!


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    I feel comfortable that I can shoot one in the brain. Plus, it will save meat. I am hunting cow only late season after the rut and calfing periods. Here is what is written in the state hunting guide for moose:

    NOT Recommended
    .243 or .244
    (6mm)
    .303 Savage .38-40 Win.
    .250
    (.250/.3000)
    .30-30 Win. .32 Win. Spec.
    .38-55 Win. .35 Rem. .25-06
    .32 Rem. .44 Mag. .351 Win.
    .257 Roberts .32-40 Win. .44-40 Win.
    .30 Rem.
    Recommended
    .270 Win. .30-06 Spr
    fld. .308 Win.
    .284 Win. .444 Marlin .280 Rem.
    .30-40 Krag. .348 Win. .303 British

    .8mm Mauser 7 x 57 mm. .300 Sav.
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    Unread 06-23-2013, 08:44 AM
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    Re: 7mm-08 or 30.06 for Moose?

    I've had good luck with neck shots on deer to save on meat damage.

    Might just take the .44 Mag Ruger Super Black Hawk along. I had my gunsmith make the front site with an orange insert the way the earlier police revolver model 19 was made. Just always liked that feature.

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    Unread 06-23-2013, 10:12 AM
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    Re: 7mm-08 or 30.06 for Moose?

    Is that a picture of the 44 mag?
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    Unread 06-23-2013, 06:40 PM
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    Re: 7mm-08 or 30.06 for Moose?

    Hunting a Moose with a 30-06 would go with 200gr or heavier bullet.
    A good premium bullet would hate to hear you lost it, would be ready for
    a second shot if needed.....
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    Unread 06-23-2013, 10:43 PM
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    Re: 7mm-08 or 30.06 for Moose?

    i would have to use my M1 Garand. but for you; the 30-06 of your choice. with the bullets Michael reccomended.
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