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Posted: 9/26/2014 11:05:38 PM EST
So Moose are not common in my neck of the woods and honestly (tree huggers go away) I don't have a tag and I'm not going to shoot one BUT one came meandering in my neighborhood today and it got me thinking, what do I have to shoot it with.

I have a 30.06
I have a .308
I have a .270

What should I grab? My gut is my .06 as I'm most experienced with it but seriously all 3 rifles shoot straight..........?

Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:06:44 PM EST
Moose aren't very tough but a 30-06 will do fine.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:06:56 PM EST
Any of those calibers will floor a Moose
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:06:59 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:08:07 PM EST
All 3 will work..try not to hit it in the shoulders..you want to sneak the bullet in just behind it so you don't damage any more meat then you have too(or shoot it right below the ear and save all the meat).. I use a 300 RUM but most of our hunts have grizzly running all around....
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:08:57 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:09:45 PM EST
30-06
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:09:47 PM EST
.30-30 is enough.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:09:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By teamr2:
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Indeed at that range
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:10:46 PM EST
Thanks! Good to know. I thought my .06 was my best bet. I recall dropping an elk with a .340 weatherby vs my .06 and the stopping power was unbelievable.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:11:49 PM EST
I use an .30-06
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:14:43 PM EST
Only one I ever shot was with a 410gr arrow.

Their kinda like bears they go down easy.

Hit em right.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:18:31 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Britt-dog:
Only one I ever shot was with a 410gr arrow.

Their kinda like bears they go down easy.

Hit em right.
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hmmmm that's pretty badass really. I've never shot a bear myself but I've guided for bear and bears do not go down easy from what I've seen, granted the placement wasn't IDEAL but in the kill zone.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:20:09 PM EST
06=2900 fps
308=2800fps

Those would be my choices. Kills em dead. Shoot for the heart.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:20:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Britt-dog:
Only one I ever shot was with a 410gr arrow.

Their kinda like bears they go down easy.

Hit em right.
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Have you tried pissing one off before putting it down? really shows off their grumpy side......
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:23:46 PM EST
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Originally Posted By teamr2:
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Yup.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:26:19 PM EST
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Originally Posted By boman250:
06=2900 fps
308=2800fps

Those would be my choices. Kills em dead. Shoot for the heart.
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Thank you! Good info
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:27:16 PM EST
A moose once bit my sister.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:28:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Eroc:
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.30-06
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:31:28 PM EST
Any good hunting rifle should do, as everyone else has said.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:31:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/26/2014 11:32:50 PM EST by Intune69]
Are moose tasty critters? Elk, venison, bison, speed goats, etc. get a thumbs up I never hear anyone talk about moose meat.

Oh, to stay on topic, 06 for me but 6.5x55 have taken a ton of moose in Europe.

Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:32:23 PM EST
30-06 saved my life against a charging cow as a kid,


A little girl in Delta has killed a half dozen with .243 even.

I have a 6.8 these days.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:37:19 PM EST
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Originally Posted By AKSnowRider:
All 3 will work..try not to hit it in the shoulders..you want to sneak the bullet in just behind it so you don't damage any more meat then you have too(or shoot it right below the ear and save all the meat).. I use a 300 RUM but most of our hunts have grizzly running all around....
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THIS. Works great for deer, drops them right where they stand every time you get a hit there.. No adrenaline shot as a fear reaction or lactic acid in the meat from running until they drop that way. Gives you much better tasting meat. If you're good with your shot placement this should work well for both moose and elk as well as deer.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:38:24 PM EST
30-06 with 200 or 220 gr Partitions



Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:50:05 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BadCompany:
A moose once bit my sister.
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She was asking for it, buddy.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:53:49 PM EST
16"/ 50 Caliber MK7.

Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:54:33 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Moose:


She was asking for it, buddy.
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Originally Posted By BadCompany:
A moose once bit my sister.


She was asking for it, buddy.




They always say that .
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:55:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Intune69:
Are moose tasty critters? Elk, venison, bison, speed goats, etc. get a thumbs up I never hear anyone talk about moose meat.

Oh, to stay on topic, 06 for me but 6.5x55 have taken a ton of moose in Europe.

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Almost as good as elk, IMO.
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:58:59 PM EST
Is that U.S. Highway 395?
Link Posted: 9/26/2014 11:59:11 PM EST
Someone had a video up on liveleak of some guys out snowmobiling and one gets charged by a moose. He took what was claimed to be a G17 and took the moose down. Not ideal, but I'd imagine any of the centerfire rifle cartridges you've listed would do just fine...
Link Posted: 9/27/2014 12:02:48 AM EST
Moose are easy to kill but don't have a strong reaction to being shot--they die slow.
Link Posted: 9/27/2014 12:04:57 AM EST
A buddy of mine (who is a serious seasoned hunter) just killed one up in the Yukon. Took 9 rounds from a 300WSM.
Link Posted: 9/27/2014 12:05:08 AM EST
With good shot placement any of those will put a moose down.
Link Posted: 9/27/2014 12:05:27 AM EST
Any of those. I like a bonded bullet but any well placed shot from any of those calibers will do the trick.
Link Posted: 9/27/2014 12:06:12 AM EST
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Originally Posted By PNWRN:



Almost as good as elk, IMO.
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Originally Posted By Intune69:
Are moose tasty critters? Elk, venison, bison, speed goats, etc. get a thumbs up I never hear anyone talk about moose meat.

Oh, to stay on topic, 06 for me but 6.5x55 have taken a ton of moose in Europe.




Almost as good as elk, IMO.


Agreed. Love me some moose burger.

As far as what round: Peterbilt.
Link Posted: 9/27/2014 12:06:21 AM EST
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Originally Posted By BadCompany:
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Was She was Karving her initials on the møøse with the sharpened end of an interspace tøøthbrush given her by Svenge?
Link Posted: 9/27/2014 12:19:31 AM EST
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Originally Posted By littlebeavis:
Is that U.S. Highway 395?
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well technically it is I-84 but there are parts that are considered 395.
Link Posted: 9/27/2014 12:19:33 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Intune69:
Are moose tasty critters? Elk, venison, bison, speed goats, etc. get a thumbs up I never hear anyone talk about moose meat.

Oh, to stay on topic, 06 for me but 6.5x55 have taken a ton of moose in Europe.

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Bison can be better than moose, moose in the rut are bad but before the rut are better than any of the others. I have been eating them since 1963.

I have grabbed a live bull by the antlers. I may have been feeding him at the time so he didn't take offense.
Link Posted: 9/27/2014 12:22:25 AM EST
9mm of course. Don't you GD bud
Link Posted: 9/27/2014 12:24:24 AM EST
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Originally Posted By QueenDeNile:
well technically it is I-84 but there are parts that are considered 395.
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Originally Posted By QueenDeNile:
Originally Posted By littlebeavis:
Is that U.S. Highway 395?
well technically it is I-84 but there are parts that are considered 395.



Where about?
Link Posted: 9/27/2014 12:27:13 AM EST
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Where about?
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Originally Posted By QueenDeNile:
Originally Posted By littlebeavis:
Is that U.S. Highway 395?
well technically it is I-84 but there are parts that are considered 395.



Where about?


Yea no kidding. I drove 84 today on the way home from Bend. You're telling me I coulda seen my first wild moose today?! I probably drove right by it huh?
Link Posted: 9/27/2014 12:28:05 AM EST
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Originally Posted By BadCompany:
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Bad Company was sacked.

I'm surprised to see the responders saying the 308 is acceptable. Why is it ok for moose but not for elk?

That's not my opinion, just what I've read in the BGH section.
Link Posted: 9/27/2014 12:31:16 AM EST
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Originally Posted By mk4dubbin:


Yea no kidding. I drove 84 today on the way home from Bend. You're telling me I coulda seen my first wild moose today?! I probably drove right by it huh?
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Originally Posted By mk4dubbin:
Originally Posted By hotbiggun42:
Originally Posted By QueenDeNile:
Originally Posted By littlebeavis:
Is that U.S. Highway 395?
well technically it is I-84 but there are parts that are considered 395.



Where about?


Yea no kidding. I drove 84 today on the way home from Bend. You're telling me I coulda seen my first wild moose today?! I probably drove right by it huh?
about a 1/4 of a mile off mile post 216 South East of Pendleton
Link Posted: 9/27/2014 12:32:35 AM EST
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Originally Posted By cms81586:
Someone had a video up on liveleak of some guys out snowmobiling and one gets charged by a moose. He took what was claimed to be a G17 and took the moose down. Not ideal, but I'd imagine any of the centerfire rifle cartridges you've listed would do just fine...
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IIRC, the bastard had a .40
http://youtu.be/h14PveFwLeI
Link Posted: 9/27/2014 12:49:36 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Moose:


IIRC, the bastard had a .40
http://youtu.be/h14PveFwLeI
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Originally Posted By Moose:
Originally Posted By cms81586:
Someone had a video up on liveleak of some guys out snowmobiling and one gets charged by a moose. He took what was claimed to be a G17 and took the moose down. Not ideal, but I'd imagine any of the centerfire rifle cartridges you've listed would do just fine...


IIRC, the bastard had a .40
http://youtu.be/h14PveFwLeI



That's the video. Either way......40 S&W against a moose and took it down. Not saying it was a good shoot...just that they're certainly easier than a bear to take down.
Link Posted: 9/27/2014 12:50:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/27/2014 12:52:38 AM EST by Strykewolf]
Originally Posted By QueenDeNile:
So Moose are not common in my neck of the woods and honestly (tree huggers go away) I don't have a tag and I'm not going to shoot one BUT one came meandering in my neighborhood today and it got me thinking, what do I have to shoot it with.

I have a 30.06
I have a .308
I have a .270


What should I grab? My gut is my .06 as I'm most experienced with it but seriously all 3 rifles shoot straight..........?

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/1604436_871505936195537_238937878669689668_n.jpg?oh=0be9a56d747be1b805f7b3ff9385f945&oe=548584BD&__gda__=1421509530_d509e7fc9c0642855e19e22ce7f51941
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You'll be fine with any of those.

((ETA)) - That said, I'd probably grab the 06, too.
Link Posted: 9/27/2014 1:13:08 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Intune69:
Are moose tasty critters? Elk, venison, bison, speed goats, etc. get a thumbs up I never hear anyone talk about moose meat.

Oh, to stay on topic, 06 for me but 6.5x55 have taken a ton of moose in Europe.

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AK moose beat any L48 moose for taste. Even deer and elk.

Musk ox is even better.


As other have said any of those calibers will kill a moose.
Link Posted: 9/27/2014 1:16:42 AM EST
Any of those will do (though I'd go with 150gr pills in the .270). I'll second what guys say about them dying slow. The accepted method up here is to shoot it behind the shoulder and watch it run off, smoke a cigarette or two, and then follow tracks to dead moose.
Link Posted: 9/27/2014 1:28:52 AM EST
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Originally Posted By slicknick:
Any of those will do (though I'd go with 150gr pills in the .270). I'll second what guys say about them dying slow. The accepted method up here is to shoot it behind the shoulder and watch it run off, smoke a cigarette or two, and then follow tracks to dead moose.
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Exactly what I shoot.

I don't like trying to find them after they end up in a swamp though. I expect to shoot more than once- I know how much that sucks.
Link Posted: 9/27/2014 1:29:34 AM EST
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Originally Posted By slicknick:
Any of those will do (though I'd go with 150gr pills in the .270). I'll second what guys say about them dying slow. The accepted method up here is to shoot it behind the shoulder and watch it run off, smoke a cigarette or two, and then follow tracks to dead moose.
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Exactly what I shoot.

I don't like trying to find them after they end up in a swamp though. I expect to shoot more than once- I know how much that sucks.
Link Posted: 9/27/2014 1:37:59 AM EST
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Originally Posted By cms81586:
Someone had a video up on liveleak of some guys out snowmobiling and one gets charged by a moose. He took what was claimed to be a G17 and took the moose down. Not ideal, but I'd imagine any of the centerfire rifle cartridges you've listed would do just fine...
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Close it was a 10mm glock
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