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7mm Rem Mag 9 12.50%
.30-06 Spr 27 37.50%
.300 Win Mag 14 19.44%
Other 22 30.56%
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Old 04-23-2009, 01:58 PM   #11
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Not too common in this country is the 6.5 x 55 Swede. In the Scandinavian countries it has always been used to take game ranging from deer to moose. The .264 BTHP 140gr. bullet is flat-shooting, accurate, and deadly.

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Old 05-10-2009, 09:11 PM   #12
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I have always been partial to the .270 cal for it's high velocity and flat ballistics. A .30-06 is great but, the farther out your shot needs to be accurate I would rather have the .270 in about a 140 gr. But then, I've never had the privilege of hunting Moose. They are a little hard to find in Arizona.

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Old 05-21-2009, 07:19 PM   #13
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i have seen moose shot with several calibers. i have personally shot two with a 375 and several more with a 7mm mag. the 7mm killed them just as dead as the 375. i have also dropped numerous caribou and 1 black bear with the 7mm. the 7mm gets my vote.

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I would feel comfortabe with MY .270 to make a shot on elk or moose. I am accurate with it and always wait for the perfect shot to make a clean kill. I hope one day to hunt some moose or elk.

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Old 05-22-2009, 09:07 PM   #15
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I would feel comfortabe with MY .270 to make a shot on elk or moose. I am accurate with it and always wait for the perfect shot to make a clean kill. I hope one day to hunt some moose or elk.
i have seen several moose shot with a 270. it would serve you fine as long as you do your part. i hope you get your chance to go moose hunting.
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6.5X55 Swede does the job quite well.

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My .338 WM will do me just fine thanks. I handload 210 gr. Nosler Partitions to 2950 fps. Ballistically, that load shoots flatter than a 175 gr. 7 mag. It has killed elk from 25-420 yards. One shot, One Kill. I would not hesitate to shoot moose or grizzly with that load. I have total confidence in it.

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I've never seen anything my Mathews bow won't kill.

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Well I have to agree with stalkingbear. I know of nothing a Mathews will not take.

Although, for up to 200 yard shots for big game I choose my good ol' 7mm08
I have shot 2 elk this year alone at 150 to 200yards and dropped them in there tracks. Yes they were very well placed shots..head shots.

Yet for long range take down I will have to go with a .338 lapua or .308.

I suppose it is whatever you have sighted in that makes a kill.

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I have used a 350 reminton magnum most of my life with factory corlocks in 200 grain.But I shot a moose back in the early eighties with a 30-06 heart and lunged him from about 50 yards.He was standing on flat ground on the edge of some beaver dams and just stood there dead on his feet. Took him a full minute or so to just fall over.I used factory 180 grain corelocks.
I hunt the heavy alder brush in north Idaho.For brush the most common guns are 444 marlins 375 big bores 35 remingtons and 45-70.
For all around hunting the most common is the 30-06 which is good for close and longer range hunting out to about 500 yards.
The most common for road hunters shooting long range are 7mm mags and 300 win mags. Both are usless at close range because they tear hell out deer and blood shot the hell out of meat. The 338 is a common gun in North Idaho also because it is good in brush and good at long range.You find people use them almost as much as a 30-06.
the 270 is frowned on by most because it is a flat shooting gun that is acurate out at long range and wounds elk a lot and I stopped helping any one track wounded elk with a 270. They are ok for closer range but just are not a what I consider a good elk gun.
The 264 is a good gun for shooting antelope at long range.My uncle emtied one into a black bear at about thirty yards and would have been mauled if a hunting partner with a 742 30-06 would not have took the bear out.They area a pea shooter best used on smaller game.I have shot elk with a 30-30, 7mm mag,30-06 and my 350 magnum. I got rid of my 7mm mag because I very seldom shoot long range. If I hunt open country I use a 30-06 and always carry a model 94 behind the seat in my pickup.
I started hunting legaly at age 12 and am 51 now.I grew up in north Idaho and have killed a lot of game in my life and packed and helped cut up a lot of game others shot.

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