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Old 09-26-2005, 04:59 PM
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today i got invited on a all expenses payed moose hunt in colorado. the only problem is that i need some suggestions on a rifle.the choices are a model 700 remington in 30-06 with a 3-9 40mm scope or a savage 110 7mm rem mag with a 3-9 40mm scope. id also like some suggestions on bullet weights for theese calibers. thanks
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Old 09-26-2005, 06:01 PM
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that savage 110 in 7mm mag is what i use every fall in BC moose hunting. It will handle anything you shoot. just remember to shoot a well constructed bullet and shoot within your ability and it will do just fine. I love my savage....real accurate shooter. that being said i have shot moose with my 308 and a bunch have been shot with a 270. shoot straight and have fun its a blast and dont let anyone tell you the fun is over when you pull the trigger. getting them out is half the fun in my opinion

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Old 09-26-2005, 06:11 PM
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I would definately go with the 7 Mag. You'll want all the knockdown power you can muster for moose. As far as ammo goes, A couple of good options are Remington's 150gr. Swift Siroco and Winchester's 160gr. Supreme Fail Safe. Both are hard-hitting rounds ideal for heavy game. Good luck on your hunt. Let us know how it goes.
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Old 09-26-2005, 06:21 PM
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Make sure that it has great knock down probally 7mm or 300 mag what id choose.
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Old 09-26-2005, 06:50 PM
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Both have plenty of KE and penetration to tackle a moose so I would pick the 30-06. The 30 cal will produce a larger wound path than the smaller 7 MM bullet on a pass thru.I feel the 308caliber180 Grain Nosler Partition or TBBCwill outperform any 7mm bullet when put where it counts.

If you go with the Federal High Energy load you will also have more KE than any 7MM factory load. The 06 HE load produce 3315 LBS KE and even more importantly 74 LBS/Momentum at the muzzle.With the HighEnergyammo you can push a bigger/heavier bullet with more KE and more momentum you can with the 7mm remmington mag. The point blank range (+ or - 3 inches) is nearly 300 yards with this load also.
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Old 09-26-2005, 07:42 PM
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I PERSONALLY DO NOT THINK EITHER OF THOSE RIFLES WILL WORK FOR YOU ...YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED TO TAKE EITHER ..ON THE OTHER HAND I HAVE ONE THAT WOULD WORK GREAT SO CAN I GO IN YOUR PLACE ;&gt)

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Old 09-27-2005, 07:39 AM
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from what ive been hearing from other hunters is that a 7mm round would work good. id go with a 178 grn hand load by barnes or hornady. ive also heard great things of the win supreme fail safe.my 7mm is sighted in for 300yds with 150 grn rounds and it also has a bi pod on it. my other question is what is some of the best shots on a moose.would a neck shot or a front shot at the base of the neck take one down for theese are some of my favorite deer shots.
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Old 09-27-2005, 02:44 PM
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I have a 30.06 and I love it,...for deer hunting in Michigan. I have never hunted moose, but I can imagine that you could very well have a shot opportunity of 300+ yards. At these kind of distances, the 30.06 is falling fast and loosing energy. The 7 mag maintains energy and trajectory out further. Go with the 7 Mag.
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Old 09-27-2005, 03:15 PM
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I shot this one with a Ruger 6.5mmSwede/ 156gr Norma
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Old 09-27-2005, 03:27 PM
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HEY REBEL CAN YOU TRY THAT PIC AGAIN....CLICK ON THE THUMBNAIL OF THAT PIC TO GET THE BIGGER PIC OF IT. IT LOOKS LIKE THAT PIC IS DONE ON IMAGAE SHACK ISN'T IT?
PLUS I THINK WE CAN UPLOAD ATTATCHMENTS AGAIN CAN'T WE I DID YESTERDAY IN THE TEST POST
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