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Old 04-24-2003, 02:13 PM   #1
 
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Would it be foolish to use a 308 for moose in alaska?
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Old 04-24-2003, 02:42 PM   #2
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I don' t think it would be foolish, but I would still use a bigger caliber
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Old 04-24-2003, 03:28 PM   #3
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Old 04-24-2003, 03:37 PM   #4
 
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why not use a .338, a much better big game caliber
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Old 04-24-2003, 05:47 PM   #5
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I don`t want to start an arguement or anything, plus there is no way to prove it to you folks, but my brother has shot over a dozen moose in the last twenty years using only a 243 with 105 gr bullets. These have all been one shot kills too. He lives in northern B.C. not far from Alaska where the moose can get pretty big. So, yes, I think a 308 is fine.........oh yeah, my father uses a 270 with 130gr bullets for moose...been doing that for over 30 years and I use an 06 with 150s for moose.

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Old 04-24-2003, 09:33 PM   #6
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The .308, with good quality bullets, if perfectly adequate for moose out to 200 yards or so. Use 165-180gr premium bullets, aim straight, and you' ll fill the freezer with no problem.
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Old 04-24-2003, 10:40 PM   #7
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Moose are large animals but they are not hard to kill.The 308 will do fine.
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Old 04-27-2003, 02:01 AM   #8
 
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Nicolas,

It kind of depends -- what all other game is there in the area where you will be hunting your moose? Brownies, grizzlies?

From a personal safety standpoint, you might consider if you are hunting in bear country -- load for bear first and THEN go on to hunt what you have a tag for -- just a thought.

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just goes to show that shot placement is everything...............
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Old 04-27-2003, 01:09 PM   #10
 
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I would use something on the larger side myself. Moose are tough animals, and some of the bullets mentioned thus far, though highly effective calibers, have bullets with rather fragile jackets. The point about being in bear and dangerous game territory is very valid. I would say, if you have the means, finding a larger caliber, such as the .338 at minimum, more comfortable for that terrain might be a 45/70, .450 or .444 Marlin, something with some bore diameter. That way, you can buy a bullet meant to NOT deform much at all, which will easily penetrate a Moose' s hide, while easily disabling and hitting hard. Your wound channel will also still be significant due to the sheer diameter of the bullet. Also, alot of moose terrain is thick woods, and a brush gun such as these definitly has a place in the woods.
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