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Old 04-29-2009, 12:11 PM
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This fall i will be going on my first moose hunt been on a few just never been the hunter. i will be using my bow howeverI want to carry a rifle on the backpack in case I nned it for long shot on a great moose. I own a remington .308 win that I have used for deer and bear. I am wondering if this will be large enough for moose at say 250yds or so. I also have a TC encore muzzle loader that I have thought about getting a 300 win mag barrel for. Just wondering your thoughts on this caliber of gun.
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Old 04-29-2009, 12:29 PM
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a 308 would be great for moose atleast thats what i think i know it has enough power to knock down a moose and that 300 win mag barrel for your t.c. would be good also
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Old 04-29-2009, 02:15 PM
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Let me be the first to suggest a 270, since I just know someone will get on here & suggest a 270.

The 308 you have will work just fine. I have watched my wife shoot her moose with her 300-win mag. The moose tipped over pretty quick after she shot it with her 300.

When/if I draw a moose tag I will either use my 340-weatherby or my 300-win mag.


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Old 04-29-2009, 02:42 PM
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Where will you be moose hunting?

If you're looking for an excuse to get a new rifle/barrel, how about a .338 win mag? Not sure what all you can get chambered for the TC, but I agree, I'd take my .340wby for a moose, or maybe a .375H&H, I have a hunch that TC is probably more likely to load the .338 RUM instead of the .340wby, though they may only chamber the .338 Win. Mag.

A .300 Win Mag is certainly not a bad option, though I'd strongly consider a .300 WSM if I was thinking of the .300 Win Mag.
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Old 04-29-2009, 02:57 PM
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If you can hit a moose in the vitals at 250 yards, your .308 and .300 mag would both kill said moose deader than a doornail. Take whichever one you feel most comfortable with. The moose won't know the difference.
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Old 04-29-2009, 03:37 PM
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I hope you nail a big one with your bow! However, if you need a rifle, that 308 is perfect for moose. You can't go wrong with the 300 win mag either. I prefer a bolt over a single shot but that's personal prefrence.
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Old 04-30-2009, 04:42 AM
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I shot mine w/ a 7mm Rem mag...
But the .308 would be great...

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Old 05-03-2009, 02:11 PM
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I agree, a moose while a very large animal is not all that tough to kill, your 308 will work perfectly.
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Old 05-03-2009, 06:10 PM
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I'd have no problem thumping a moose using a premium bullet in a .308. However, like the others said, prime opportunity to buy a new rifle Whatever you choose, make sure you're comfortable shooting from "field" positions (sitting, kneeling, off-hand) and not just off the bench.
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:18 PM
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Your .308 with a well placed shot will make Bullwinkle quite dead.....but I would use a .270....grin
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