Re: Question for Elk and moose hunters!
Hey, with moose and elk you hardly need raw accuracy, even for a long shot. The kill zones are huge. You are really interested in bullet performance. Barnes would be my first choice and a good partition type would be a good second choice. If you can get either of those to group well at all, use em. The Barnes also expand at lower velocities than most spire points. I have killed 1500+ pound bull moose with 180 grain XBT's at 2398 FPS at 100 yards. Those loads destroy bones, yeild perfect expansion and penetrate 100% and they usually run about 20-30 paces. That is not uncommon even for good hits with a big magnum on a moose. Also moose die very easy, the key is penetration. Elk are a different story, they have a strong will to live, go for all you can get. But either the X or the partition will yeild excellent results on both critters.