2.5X8 is my other choice for big game!!!
As for moose, while living in AK I learned you MUST be selective when it comes to shooting moose. They like water and many of them are browsing in water which is knee to belly deep to them if so DO NOT SHOOT!!!!
The other thing I learned is to keep a small chain saw handy with vegetable oil in the oil tank!!!
An armed society is not always a polite society, but it is a free and safe society!
Self Defense is an absolute and natural right!
Keep your head down and your powder dry!
You may also want to learn not all moose live near water. We hunt moose in the desert west of the great divide.
And in the mountains.
And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
We got 3 feet of snow already up here lol so moose are settling down feeding for winter reserve right now and hanging out in dense forest first time i go moose hunting with my snow machine!! Yeah i was to put vegie oil in my chain saw :-) . Went out this morning , found fresh tracks so hopefully will be lucky tomorrow morning!!