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Old 06-21-2012, 07:34 PM   #1
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Default Moose with a muzzleloader

I was looking for some insight from someone who has actually taken a moose with a muzzleloader. I would like to know what kind of rifle you were shooting, powder type and load, bullet type and weight, distance of shot, where hit, how far did it go, etc. I drew a Colorado muzzleloader bull moose tag this year and I have a 50 cal T/C Hawken. We cannot use sabots, pelletized powder, or scopes here in CO, but I plan to use about 100 gr FFG Triple Seven with 370 gr T/C Maxi's and am wondering how that compares or any other advice from to someone who has already taken a moose. Thanks in advance
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:28 AM   #2
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I'd use a Thor 300gr bullet, 120gr of BH 209 powder, and keep the shots under 100yds.

http://thorbullets.com/
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:38 PM   #3
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Default CO muzzleloader moose/elk results

Pics of my sucessful CO mzldr bull moose hunt this past week. 37" spread and estimated 800 lbs live weight. Not a monster bull, but decent sized for CO. I also got a cow elk 2 days later.
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:34 AM   #4
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Pics of my sucessful CO mzldr bull moose hunt this past week. 37" spread and estimated 800 lbs live weight. Not a monster bull, but decent sized for CO. I also got a cow elk 2 days later.
Very nice...I don't think you need to ask for advice from anyone...Congratulations/bg
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:19 AM   #5
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Did you use the load you mentioned?

I gave yo congrats on the BigGameHunt forum.
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:48 AM   #6
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Congrats on your moose and elk!!
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:03 AM   #7
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Holy smokes, nice job Orion! Beautiful moose, and a cow too. Your freezer is full for sure. If you need to unload any of those backstraps, just let us all know
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:25 PM   #8
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Actually I found out about a guy in Utah who makes custom mzldr bullets, called No Excuses. I was using his 460 gr slugs with 100 gr triple 7. I recovered 2 slugs from my moose and the one from the elk never passsed through, but I could not find the slug. They mushroomed well, but I thought for sure that heavy of a slug would have passed through (which is what I was hoping for). The end result was good, but my expectations of those slugs were not what I had hoped for.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:07 AM   #9
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Yeah, they kill ok, but i'm not a fan of big hunks of lead.

I like all copper bullets. Like the 300 gr Thor. You might give it a try next time.

This is just a cow elk, but it gives you some idea of how they perform.

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