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Old 10-24-2003, 12:17 PM
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I am gonna start one of those debates that gets evryone going. I hunt in Ontario Canada I primarly hunt moose but also Deer and bear. I was wondering which calibre you would all suggest? I was thinking .300 rum but I heard to avoid it if you don' t handload (which I don' t) so what do you guys think??
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Old 10-24-2003, 12:22 PM
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Moose in Ontario ...we are talking 1000 lb animal with less fight than a big bull elk...anything from a 270 up would do the trick... 300 ultramag would be great for a long distance shooter but would you have any shots that long in Ontario?
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Old 10-24-2003, 12:23 PM
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The 300RUM is my moose gun for Newfoundland. I like the fact that I can launch 200gr high Bullistic Coef bullets at 3100fps.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 12:26 PM
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We hunt a lake and actually have some shots that can be long 400 yards+ not that I would take one that long the longest I would shoot is 250-300. I am currently hunting with a 30-06 I like the calibre but have had some bad luck with the gun I have. just looking for suggestions
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Old 10-24-2003, 12:34 PM
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Moose are large but quite easy to kill for their size.Any cartridge from the 7mm' s on up will do fine.Either a 7mmremmmag or 300win mag would be ideal.
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Old 10-24-2003, 12:39 PM
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I was think 7mm too I like them I don' t know why but can' t you only get factory loads to 175 grains?
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Old 10-24-2003, 12:40 PM
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In my mind, the ideal moose rifle is a .35 Whelen. Good substitutes include the .338 cals and the .375 H&H. You can certainly kill moose with a .270 or .30-06 but you' d not buy those guns specifically for that purpose.

If you already own a .30-06, buy some 180-200 grain premium ammo from Federal and go Moose hunting....you have enough gun right now.
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Old 10-24-2003, 12:42 PM
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your right Vapodog I probably will do just that I would rather be proficent with one gun anyways!
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Old 10-24-2003, 01:11 PM
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Ideal moose gun is 35 Whelen? I don' t think so Vapordog. Shots can be very long. And you rarely get a pass thru even with a 300RUM from 250 yards. Moose seem to have uncanny smell compared to a whitetail. I was 150 yards away from this cow and as soon as we topped the mountain, she got wind of us from that far. Enen though it wasn' t blowing directly in her face. The wind howls so bad in Newfoundland, that she didn' t hear us.

Believe it or not, my guide hunts with a 243Win 7600 pump. He always gets his moose. He just shoots under 300 yards and waits for it to die. As he said, we got all day.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 01:58 PM
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Syd1981-There is no need for a bullet heavier than 175gr in the 7mm bore.I have taken several moose and elk with 140gr partitions.I have several friends using their 7mmremmags for moose and elk and all use bullets from 140gr to 160gr.
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