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IL-Cornfed 06-07-2008 03:18 PM

RE: Good All Around Gun ,From Antelope To Moose
 
I'd buy a T/C Encore Pro Hunter chambered in 7mm Mag or .300 would be my choice

bows_and_arrows 06-07-2008 04:15 PM

RE: Good All Around Gun ,From Antelope To Moose
 
i shoot a 270 wsm, will take any animal in north america but if your shots are past 300 the 300 wsm or 7mm mag are good choices but they all can damage alot of meat at short range. if you can reload try the 6.5 coyote (8mm mauser necked down to 6.5) or the 6.5 timberwolf (300 win mag necked down to 6.5)

scott26 06-07-2008 09:18 PM

RE: Good All Around Gun ,From Antelope To Moose
 
I have used my 308 to kill nearly every game animal I have taken. (Admitably not as much as some others) It worked very well on an 90lb doe in KY as well as a 765lb bull moose in northern Vermont, both were one shot and deal sealed. For what its worth I would stick with the 308.

Scott

Edcyclopedia 06-08-2008 05:22 AM

RE: Good All Around Gun ,From Antelope To Moose
 
7mm mag, just a little more than a .270 for the longer distances and it shoots a little heavier grain bullet for the bigger stuff.
I don't own one, but the charts look pretty good.
I have a .270 and a .30-06 for the same reasons your looking for, just like guns and if I had my choice I'd have one of everything...

8mm/06 06-08-2008 12:57 PM

RE: Good All Around Gun ,From Antelope To Moose
 
300 Win Mag, 300 WSM, 9.3 x 62

wyotimberghost 06-08-2008 02:04 PM

RE: Good All Around Gun ,From Antelope To Moose
 
Moose aren't that tough. I'd say 7mm Rem Mag or 300 Win Mag.

RWK 06-09-2008 08:45 PM

RE: Good All Around Gun ,From Antelope To Moose
 
30-06
7mm
308
270

jaybird2 06-09-2008 10:01 PM

RE: Good All Around Gun ,From Antelope To Moose
 
Tell him stick with his 308 and buy some 150 gr hornady sst lightmags,I use the this year and was very impressed. 3000 fps thats faster then a 30-06 and is very devisting on moose also

Scott Gags 06-10-2008 02:33 PM

RE: Good All Around Gun ,From Antelope To Moose
 
I am a 30-06 fan but it is too close balistically to the 308. I would buy 270WSM or 300 WSM or stick with the 308 and use this for the moose.

http://www.doubletapammo.com/php/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_52&products_id=206

Point blank range is still over 250 yards and KE levels are over 2000 LBS at 300 yds. It would have no problem taking out a moose to 300 yds.

johnwayne 06-17-2008 11:01 AM

RE: Good All Around Gun ,From Antelope To Moose
 
I agree that the .308 is fine for use on moose and elk but if you want to get another rifle I would get one in a higher power level such as a .300 or 338 mag. If you are recoil sensative a .338-06 or .35whelen would work.


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