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Old 07-09-2004, 08:06 PM
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Re: Need bullet suggestions for my 1st Alaskan Moose Hunt

A 150gr Barnes @ 2900 fps would work just fine, shouldn't have any problems with accuracy. They are outstanding in my 270 & 7 mag.

Getting the right seating depth and velocity will give you all the accuracy you should need for 200 yrds.
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Old 07-10-2004, 06:56 AM
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Re: Need bullet suggestions for my 1st Alaskan Moose Hunt

The Barnes TSX line of bullets are excellent,
accuracy is considerably better than with the other X Bullets, at least in my guns.

I would suggest trying the Swift A-Frame's either in the 165 grn. or 180 grn. weights.
I've shot big bull moose with them from 75 yards out to 350 yards and can
honestly tell you they work just perfectly.
I've never had a bull wander more than a few steps, most just get knocked down were they stand, I'm sending the 180's @ 0ver 3400 fps
from the pipe and never had one fail.

p.s. The Swift A-Frames are also extremely accurate for a bonded dual core bullet, I have loads worked up for my 300 Win Mag, 300 RUM and the 7.82 (30 Cal.) Warbird that group under 1/2" @ 100 yards. Try them and I'll bet you will find a good shootin' load.

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Old 07-10-2004, 08:31 AM
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Re: Need bullet suggestions for my 1st Alaskan Moose Hunt

Big Al Morris, of Three Forks Ranch has guided folks to over 500 elk kills.

His advice on bullets: "Barnes, Partitions or Swift A-Frames."
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Old 07-10-2004, 05:18 PM
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Re: Need bullet suggestions for my 1st Alaskan Moose Hunt

Accuracy is nice, but on a kill zone that is bigger than most big game animals from back to belly, how much accuracy do you really need?? With the distance you will want to keep your shots, if you can get 1 MOA or even 1.25 MOA with a X bullet or partition type, than be happy with that.
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Old 07-12-2004, 01:03 PM
 
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Re: Need bullet suggestions for my 1st Alaskan Moose Hunt

Jeff,
Check out the Barnes XLC's. I've had great luck with them. Of course the "your mileage may vary" disclaimer is in place. Every stick seems to have its' own preferrence where bullet brands are concerned. I've seen two factory identicals like different ammo. The best thing you can do is try some and hunt with what you have the most confidence in..
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Old 07-13-2004, 08:12 AM
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Re: Need bullet suggestions for my 1st Alaskan Moose Hunt

I have killed one moose so I am not an experienced moose hunter. I shot it at about 200yds and used a 300Win mag handloaded with 200 gr. Nosler Partition bullets. First shot was broadside through the chest and it exited. He turned to go into the woods and I shot him in the butt - the bullet exited behind his right front shoulder. Before I went I considered that I may not have the best shot so I wanted something that would punch through at most any angle. Anyway the 308 is a great round but I would consider something bigger. My buddy used a 7mm with 160 gr Nosler Partitions - he shot a moose at 125yds - 3 times and none of the bullets exited. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 07-13-2004, 10:08 PM
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Re: Need bullet suggestions for my 1st Alaskan Moose Hunt

Hey Jeff,
If you still haven't made your decision take it from a Canadian who has shot more than a handful of moose, generally if you have a good guide you won't have to shoot past about 250-300 yards. Go with at least a 180 gr bullet, personally I like noslers accubond, but see what flies out of your gun. I can't agree more with the guy that said you never complain about having too much bullet. I've dropped moose with 140gr out of a 264win mag but I don't take it moose hunting any more if you know what I mean.
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