185 Grain Bullets for moose @ 600YDS or Less?

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I have a load for a 338 lapua it is a 185 Barnes X boattail. The velocity at 600 is 2124 and the energy is 2238. Wondering if this is enought medicine for moose (or elk) at 600 yds or less?
 

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Boyd since you are so good with ballistic do you think it would be better to neck up the 308 to take a 338SMK or to neck up a 300WSM to 338 with the same bullet? I want a 308 base wildcat because the stock I order takes that action. Any idea as to speed from a 20-26" barrel?
 

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Since the 300wsm hold's more powder than the 308.I would use it.The 300gr MK is a BIG bullet.You would use up alot of space in the powder room.My guess would be around 2500fps with the 300 out of a 26"tube
 

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Thanks Ilike the heavier bullet and everyone seems to like the SMK's. I'll have to see what a smith can do.
 

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