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Old 03-16-2014, 04:47 AM
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Re: Moose calibre?

Was this picture taken 20 years after the hunt! lol back in the 50's? I'd like to buy the truck and re-store it.

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Old 03-18-2014, 08:42 AM
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Re: Moose calibre?

200-220 grin Silvertip in 30-06. Assuming proper placement and a respectabil distance....if that dontdo it nothing is going to!
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:18 PM
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Re: Moose calibre?

7mm Rem Mag, Zeiss Diavari 3-9X36
Federal Ammunition: Sierra Game King 165 gr boat tail
~250 yards
4 shots (1 square in the chest, 3 in the left shoulder blade) He never took a step (except when he turned broad side) Fell right there. 2 bullets were recovered in the right shoulder blade. Chest cavity was in a glob.

Originally Posted by dig
The 338-378 Weatherby is a Great cartridge, go ahead improve your Lapuas, create your Edge +P, should have just started with the Weby.
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:55 AM
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Re: Moose calibre?

Lived and hunted in western Canada the first 42 years of my life. What you have will work fine. I have taken moose and elk with both those calibres, never had to shoot one twice. Like has already been stated, stick with the heavier bullets.
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Old 05-26-2014, 06:53 PM
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Re: Moose calibre?

The answer is always the same. Take whichever you shoot the best. If you are going to spend a bunch of money going to hunt out of state, then take what you shoot the best.

Every one of those guns will take down a moose. Shoot! I killed a bison with a .243! Because I hit it in the head.
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:20 PM
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Re: Moose calibre?

Seen them shot, or have shot them, with 7mm RM, 338 Win Mag, 338-378 Wthby Mag, and .375 Wthby Mag. With good presentation and shot placement, they'll all kill a large bull moose. When shot presentation is marginal, I've a preference for the .338s over the 7mms. The .338s produced the more authoritative affect on moose than the 7mms, in my observations and experiences.

Shoot them standing broadside thru the ribs - just behind the front shoulder muscles - and they'll all work well enough.
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Old 06-01-2014, 11:23 PM
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Re: Moose calibre?

I killed a nice cow moose in maine last year with a family 30.06. it never took another step.
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