Re: BULLETS AND MOOSE SHOULDER
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Does anyone know what effect a Barnes Triple Shock bullet will have on the shoulder bones of a moose ? It will be a 180 gr. out of a .300 Weatherby mag going about 3000fps. Will it break it, go through it and do further damage, drop the moose or anything else you can think of ?? thanks [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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I've shot 9 or 10 moose with a 300Wby (can't remember exactly, as I've shot quite a few all in all), and although I didn't use any of Barnes bullets at the time, neither the Trophy Bonded or Swift A-Frames I used had any problem. And from what I know of Barnes bullets, I have no doubt that your Barnes Triple Shock will be just fine with penetration. Granted, the moose we shoot in Norway are slightly smaller than the ones found in NA. But not enough to make a differance.
However, you will find that a bullet at that speed will create an inordinate amount of meat damage on a moose that is closer then 150-200 meters. At least that was my experiance.
Thus, I ended up selling the 300wby, and going over to usually using a 375H&H on moose. Since very few of our shots are longer than 200 meters, this works just fine.
If your shots are often longer than 200 meters, a 300Wby sounds good to me.