Originally Posted by RockyMtnMT
So the moose hunter who had a tough go with the 250g .338 berger should have chosen a .308 caliber rifle and a 230g berger to hunt moose with?
I am not saying that Steve, but you should know, or maybe not? That all bullets of the same design do not act the same from different calibers or weights. I have only a little experience with 250's in 338's. But I have extensive field data and supported terminal performance data for the 300 Berger OTM and the 230 Berger OTM on elk at all distances. I would have no problem at all using either to fill my elk tag if I am lucky enough to draw one.
The facts are in the 250 thread that the selected bullet did not perform to the standards of the guide , the shooter or the hand loader. But they did kill the bull that was shot in the rear, after 3 shots. Many Moose take more than one shot than there are killed with one. So how much of a "tough go" was it?
I feel that the solids used up close are a good combination. And with that rear end shot moose a solid would definatly have been a better choice. But I would not want to use solids and I don't for long range hunting. I use to use solids, but after a few of my own wrecks and tracking a few from guys I was helping, I switched to a bullet that works better for me.
I am not looking to argue, maybe you are? I only offered real world experience from what I have done, with one of the bullets in the conversation. First hand and factual data and supported. Take it or leave it my friend.