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Old 01-26-2013, 11:50 PM
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I have not been to Canada or Alaska but I have been to the Maine North Woods, an hour from the Canadian border. The lodge that I hunted bear and grouse at, does guide for Moose. It seems to me that typical moose habitat does not lend itself well to long range hunting. What is the typical and longest shot distance that you experienced hunters expect on Moose?
I hunt a lot of 1-2 year old cutblocks as well as on the river banks. I have had opportunity to take well over 700 yard shots but have passed on them due to not everything being right. I think the longest I have taken a moose at is just shy of the 400 mark but most to be honest are a lot closer than that
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:53 PM
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Hey guys can you tell all of us City Boys what calibre you use?
My friends use the 303 ENFIELD and a REMINGTON .270.
358 Norma Mag loaded with 225 grain Game Kings. Have also taken a bull with a .270 win but to be honest I feel that was kind of light for the job, only reason I took the shot was because hunting partner was there backing me up with his 338Win mag
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:59 PM
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Re: Moose?

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I have not been to Canada or Alaska but I have been to the Maine North Woods, an hour from the Canadian border. The lodge that I hunted bear and grouse at, does guide for Moose. It seems to me that typical moose habitat does not lend itself well to long range hunting. What is the typical and longest shot distance that you experienced hunters expect on Moose?

Some of the best moose hunting I have encountered is in this area, shots can be from up close to extreme .. just depends on what your capabilities are, cartridges like the 270 Win and 308 Win need not apply... If I dont have the wife or kid along, I always hunt alone and my set up is in an area with a lot of brown bears, my minimum factory rifle and cartridge was the Rem 700 LSS in 300 RUM and Sako TRGS M995 in 7.82 Warbird...... now I use a custom 338 Edge.... 100% success rate 20+ years




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How is it y'all still don't know the difference between CALIBER and CARTRIDGE ??

"In guns, particularly firearms, caliber or calibre is the approximate internal diameter of the barrel, or the diameter of the projectile it fires."
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:00 PM
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Re: Moose?

towards the last week of the season the bulls get aggressive and stupid.
They are easier to call in close, a 270 Win 0r 308 Win is perfectly suited for situations like this.. but brown bears often come in to calls so a 300 Win Mag or 300 WSM is my minimum and I have a 500 S&W revolver as backup if things get close and "hairy"

moose aren't that hard to kill just put it right behind the shoulder and they kind of stumble and look around for a place to lay down....

in the pics below is on of my "calling" areas and if a fella is patient and gets em in close a 444 Marlin, 45-70 or even a 454 Casull or 500 S&W revolver can dump any size bull.. but again a 300 Win Mag or 300 WSM is my minimum because sometimes the bulls come out 300 yards in the last minutes of light and that might be the only shot ya get.......

my favorite calling spot is my "Rock Stand" (w 300 RUM LSS) shots can be from 20 yards out to about 500 yards,


I ended up shooting my bull at 30 yards with my 338 Edge this season, could not do my long range hunt due to work and concentrated on calling at these locations later in the season with the time I had, watched him come in from 500+ yards out grunting and snorting all the way in, it was an early morning hunt and I had all day so I let him come in ! got some video footage of him walking 20 yards by my calling spot, I let him go on his way... after moving to another location with no success, being the last day of the of the hunt I came back in the evening and called him back in and DRT at 30 yards with my 338 Edge and one coated 300 gr Accubond leaving the muzzle at 2900 fps
( a hot load with 30" 9.5 twist Obermeyer bbl)
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How is it y'all still don't know the difference between CALIBER and CARTRIDGE ??

"In guns, particularly firearms, caliber or calibre is the approximate internal diameter of the barrel, or the diameter of the projectile it fires."
WIKIPEDIA


"Fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity"
Sigmund Freud
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:51 AM
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Re: Moose?

Most of the time we spot them quite a ways off but due to size restrictions you have to get a good look at them before you can shoot. They need to be at least 50" wide or have 4 brow tines on at least one side. The 60" plus bulls are fairly easy to spot even at a distance but the ones from about 55" down can be kind of iffy unless you have something to compare them to. Here is one through a spotting scope.

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Here's one that is a bit closer. Neither of these were big enough to shoot.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:14 AM
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Re: Moose?

They have to be at least 50" wide?? How on earth does that work out when people are out hunting moose? It's not like you can run up and put a tape on them.....must be a lot of moose that are 'under the mark' shot??

Very nice pictures, thanks for sharing those. But I'm curious how this 50" thing works out in practical hunting situations???

CS
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:57 AM
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They have to be at least 50" wide?? How on earth does that work out when people are out hunting moose? It's not like you can run up and put a tape on them.....must be a lot of moose that are 'under the mark' shot??

Very nice pictures, thanks for sharing those. But I'm curious how this 50" thing works out in practical hunting situations???

CS
Hunters need to be able to do field judging but the easiest way is to count brow tines. Some GMUs ( game management units) require 3 brow tines on either side and some require 4. A moose of about 55" or larger are fairly easy to spot and many will hesitate on shooting moose in the 50" to 55" size range unless they have the required brow tines.

Gus
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