Long Range Moose

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Kevin Cram, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram Well-Known Member

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    Well I'm heading out tonight for Danford Lake, Quebec Canada for a hopeful opportunity to take a moose long range. I've never been on a moose hunt before and although the moose in this area don't have bullwinkle antlers I'm hopefully it will still be a good time. After speaking with the outfitter, (who can't believe I can shoot over 300 yards) he said there was a few clear cut areas that you can easily see into that are 1000 yards plus across. I'm hoping to take a moose with my 338-408 Chey-Tac at somewhere over 500 yards but conditions and land terrain will determine that. I've read alot on moose hunting and never read anything about anyone shooting a moose long range let alone with a 338-408 Chey-Tac. I'll hopefully have some good luck and post some photos when I get home.
     
  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Wow Kevin Lucky ou good luck have fun. For me itsnot about the size of the game its about how far away I get to shoot it lol
     
  3. matt_3479

    matt_3479 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Kevin,

    Wanted to wish you luck and happy hunting. I am a moose hunter and I'll tell you at least 65% of the time the shot is very close, 100 yards or closer. Last year I had the biggest bull I've ever seen step out at over 740 yards away. When we positioned ourself for the shot and ranged it it was then 810 yards (way out of my and my equipments capability). So we moved up and got withing 544 yards and day light was going down. Something spoked him and that was the last of it. I went home right away and began practicing for long range shots, picked up a vortex pst and reloaded some 180 grain accubonds ad begun testing! My rifle isn't capable of 800 yard shooting and hopefully I will begin a build that will allow me to practice and harvest my trophy bull wherever he steps out
     
  4. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    Good luck Kevin, try going for somthing over 800 or so. Really impress your guide.
     
  5. youngbuck

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    Best of luck! Take some pictures of terminal ballistics if you get the chance. What bullets are you shooting?
     
  6. lngrnghunter

    lngrnghunter Well-Known Member

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    Good luck.
     
  7. Speedo

    Speedo Well-Known Member

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    I've hunted moose for a lot of years and I've killed a bunch of them, I've had rifles that were capable but I wasn't. After my moose hunt last year I really started to get into long range hunting and this season I was looking forward to having an opportunity to try out my new hunting rifle a .338-.378 w/NF 5.5-22 x 56. I ended up taking my moose at 75 yards but I was prepared to shoot at much longer range. Most of my hunting is around tree line so I normally have opportunities to shoot at long range.

    I wish you luck on your quest, good hunting.

    Gus
     
  8. JUDD

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    Good luck Kevin!


    youngbuck he shoots 300 SMK's out of his cheytac.
     
  9. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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    wow! I'M LATE TO THIS PARTY!! Judd have you heard from kevin?

    Hope to hear of success!!!
     
  10. JUDD

    JUDD Well-Known Member

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    Havn't called him yet. Don't remeber when he is due back. I'll prolly try tomorrow.

    I have to get at him about some cabin stuff anyhow.
     
  11. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    Good luck, Kevin! Are you using the 300 SMK's?
     
  12. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram Well-Known Member

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    Well I got back safe and sound but unfortunately no moose. We had rain and wind everyday at some point so what moose where there were probably laying tight. We hunted from Sat eve Oct. 15 through Friday the 23rd. We packed up Saturday morning and headed out and low and behold 17 miles from camp was a cow moose walking down the road. We had tags for bull, cow or calf but we were out of our lease area. It was fun but now it's back to the grind stone. Here's a few pics of the area.

    This road reminded me of the ice trucker roads but with no ice. 44 miles of nothing but wash board. I managed to wiggle loose almost every bolt on my trailer by the time we got in. I had to hold it together with tie down for the trip home

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    We then turned off of the "main" road to a logging road for 7 miles.

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    And then 4 miles back this tight trail really meant for a ATV. I've got a ton of scratches that need buffed out by next spring...lol

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    This is some of the area I watched.

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    And this is the one and only moose I seen.....on the way home

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  13. B23

    B23 Well-Known Member

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    That sucks! Sorry to hear things didn't go better for you Kevin. You did get to see some beautiful country and I guess there is always next year although I'm sure that's not what you are thinking now.
     
  14. freepistol

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    Kevin, were the Moose in there and they didn't show or was the area void of them?

    Was the outfitter a good one?

    Sorry you didn't bring any meat home.

    Ben