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Need bullet suggestions for my 1st Alaskan Moose Hunt

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Unread 07-14-2004, 07:42 AM
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Re: Need bullet suggestions for my 1st Alaskan Moose Hunt

Off to the range latter this morning. I bought a box of Barnes 165 gr. XBT bullets the other day while shopping at Bass Pro shops. They didn't have the Winchester Fails safes I wanted to try, but I'm going to see what kind of acuracy I ring out of these and how they shoot.

I'll keep you posted on my progress. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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    Re: Need bullet suggestions for my 1st Alaskan Moose Hunt

    168 Barnes Triple Shock, extrememly accurate, excellent penetration. A perfect combo for moose with .308
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    any of these premium bullets will work fine.the 168 tsx would be my pick for a 308.i've only killed a doz moose but only one was shot in the body.150 partition,hit high and back on the ribs.went a few yards and laid down.the rest were hit in the head,it's almost as big as a whitetail!
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    Re: Need bullet suggestions for my 1st Alaskan Moose Hunt

    Hey no. 1 whitetail,
    You're crazy...headshots on moose? Thats hilariuos, I love it
    May just try that this year.
    What does it look like after?
    Nevermind I'll find out for myself.
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    Jeff,

    Could you post some pictures of your trophy room? Please. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

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    No. 1 Whitetail,

    To be honest with you, I head shoot just about all the animals I hunt. That will be my shot of choice if I can get the proper set up. I'm confident out to about 150 yards +/- for head shot on a moose, but it has to be the perfect set up.

    If not, I'm going with the boiler room shot. I've got a load for the Barnes 165 gr X bullet that is shooting in the mid .4's in my rifle. I wanted to choose a bullet that accurate and would penetrate and perform well, if that was the only shot I could get.

    Now, it's just time to practice until we leave for the hunt in Sept.
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    i shoot 4-8 deer a year and don't have any problem with head shots inside of 300 with my POS rifle.150 for a head shot moose is kind of an off-hand thing isn't it? don't shoot a moose in the shoulder,it's some really good tasting meat!
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