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Old 06-26-2011, 05:45 PM
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Re: Need advice on caliber for Moose and bear in Alaska.

Solid advice given above, it boils down to can you take the 375 beating.

338 works on both, and if profficient with it can cleanly kill to 300. Id rather put up a paper plate and have a guy send 4 downrange on target with speed and ease than to have them pull up and flinch when shooting their 375 whizzumbang and miss.
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Old 06-27-2011, 09:27 AM
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Re: Need advice on caliber for Moose and bear in Alaska.

I feel that cartridge case for cartridge case the .338 and .375 are recoil indentical. They both shoot the same bullet weights and the larger .338 cartridges definately have more recoil than the standard .375 magnums. the .375 H&H - 375 Dakota are easier to shoot than the cartridges in the 338/378 and above category. Nothing wrong with a .375 H&H recoil, Small men and women get a lot of use out of them. There is an ocean of difference between bench shooting and hunting. Shooting off the sticks my 4 foot eleven inch tall wife is quite the tiger with a .416.
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:11 PM
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Re: Need advice on caliber for Moose and bear in Alaska.

I have been to Alaska a couple times, have 2 friends that have guided up there.. One also worked for the park service and carried a 375 H&H issued by the park sevice.. I have asked the question more than once & the most popular 2 calibers are 375 H&H & 338 Win Mag for the guides... Of course shot placement is key.. I have shot bears with my 338 win mag it works great.. I shot a griz in BC with a 7mm STW with a quality bonded bullet shot him at 290 yards behind the shoulder and he died within 40 yards of where he was shot.. we were hunting black bears and grizz up there.. That particular day we were not supposed to see grizz just black bears well guess what, WRONG!! I say take the biggest gun you can shoot well, most guides will tell you the same thing..
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:34 PM
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Re: Need advice on caliber for Moose and bear in Alaska.

ohhh wow I forgot about this thread.

BTW I didn't get to go on the trip, the outfitter backed out on us, he needed a few more people to go and we didnt have anybody else. He says we can come in 2012 though.

Looks like I'm going to build a 338RUM, that way factory brass will be easy to come across for reloading and IF it happens that I get caught somewhere and my ammo gets lost or messed up it shouldnt be too hard to get some from a large sporting goods store.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:26 PM
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Re: Need advice on caliber for Moose and bear in Alaska.

joshua

If you get stuck out somewhere in Alaska, the chances of finding 338 and 375 ammo probably exceed the RUM greatly.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:57 PM
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Re: Need advice on caliber for Moose and bear in Alaska.

A .50 cal would be big enough to do what you want..
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:26 AM
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Re: Need advice on caliber for Moose and bear in Alaska.

Try a .338 win mag off the shelf. The best advice I can give you and probably more important than the type of gun or optics you bring is this - get in the best shape you can. Alaska is tough and most successful hunting is done on foot.
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