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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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Moose Rifle

Need to get a Moose gun.
Looking at 308 or a 300 WSM for Moose any input?

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post #2 of 45 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 06:27 PM
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Re: Moose Rifle

300 Wsm has more punch than 308.
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post #3 of 45 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 06:40 PM
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Re: Moose Rifle

Either would get the job done but my concern would be what is the best .30 cal bullet for the job. Something in the 200 to 225 grain range packing a bunch of energy
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Re: Moose Rifle

30-06
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post #5 of 45 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 06:50 PM
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Re: Moose Rifle

35 whelen, or if you're stuck on those 2 the wsm.
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Re: Moose Rifle

45-70 would work.



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Re: Moose Rifle

300 win mag
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Re: Moose Rifle

get a 338 mag and be done with it
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post #9 of 45 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 07:30 PM
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Re: Moose Rifle

You must use a magnum now to kill a moose. The rifles that were used a hundred years ago are longer capable of taking down a moose. The reason is over the years the moose hide has become tougher and standard calibers will not penetrate the now much thicker hide
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Re: Moose Rifle

While hunting moose in Quebec a few years ago the guide said most guys there use a .270. Of the two you listed would go with the WSM and probably 180 gr Barnes. I carried my .300 Win but got no shots. I had it loaded with 180 Hornady spire points.

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