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Unread 12-16-2013, 02:38 AM
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.270 For Moose?

Would you use a .270 for Moose in Canada or Alaska?
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Unread 12-16-2013, 08:34 AM
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Re: .270 For Moose?

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Would you use a .270 for Moose in Canada or Alaska?
Not my 1st choice as I have better suited for the tasking but yes, however, I'll use one of the top premium bullets (140/150 gr or heavier) and try to keep it within 1500 ft-lbs of energy at point of impact (just my personal choice).

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Unread 12-16-2013, 06:38 PM
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Re: .270 For Moose?

I have only killed 2 moose and both of my sons have each killed 1, so I'm not an expert. The .270 will do the job. Use a bullet that will get good penetration. Don't expect it to drop at your shot. Get close enough to be sure of your shot placement. It will work, but there are better choices.
If you are paying for a trip to Canada or Alaska you might want to borrow or buy something in a .30 caliber or larger. Even the 7mm's offer significant increase in bullet weights. Shoot a heavy for caliber bullet.
A good quality bullet placed right will do the trick with any of them. The bigger calibers just kill faster and give you a greater margin for error. Bruce
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Unread 12-16-2013, 07:43 PM
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Re: .270 For Moose?

My friend shot a Canadian moose with 270 under 150 yards. In my opinion, .277 is a tiny bullet, compared to 7mm (.284) or .308

It will kill the moose in the shot placement. As for Alaskan moose, it is way bigger and stronger so...
I'd choose bigger caliber to do the good job.
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Unread 12-16-2013, 07:52 PM
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Re: .270 For Moose?

I've harvested on Idaho bull moose w/the 270 Win.

He wasn't the largest moose on the mountain coming in at 400 pounds, 4 qtrs hanging in the butcher shop.

It took awhile but he ended up harvested.

First shot @ 60 yards w/130 Sierra BT @ 3190 MV. Complete penetration with vigorous dust on off side hill side. Bullet expanded well taking the top off the heart.

Second shot, about 5 minutes, seemed like ages, again at 60 yards. This time through both shoulder blades about 2" above the joint.

That one slammed him.

Pretty amazed that nothing happened with that first shot.

Next time I go after a moose it's gonna be 5 shots. First in the boiler room then one for each knee. Then I'll tie the sucker to an aspen and use the pistol to finish.

They aren't hard to kill but some time take a long time to expire...
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Unread 12-16-2013, 08:27 PM
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Re: .270 For Moose?

I hunt moose here in Canada yearly and the 270 is used more often then that. My old man has hunted moose for 25+ years and has never shot anything bigger then 270. Win. Currently using 150 gr partitions but now I'm reloading I'm thinking of trying 140 gr accubonds. One way or another he's never lost a moose, as long as shots are good the moose will go down.
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Unread 12-16-2013, 08:49 PM
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Re: .270 For Moose?

Hunting moose with a .270 Winchester - Shooters Forum

300 yards, 270, moose kill, Utah:

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