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06 and 300wsm load for moose

Heading to Newfoundland sept. 2014 with my son and want some advice on a good load for my 300wsm and his 30-06. This is our first trip and we have been trying to go there for 15 years.

                                                  Thanks TIM

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From what I have read moose

From what I have read moose are not hard to kill but when shot they just don't know that they are dead.  A guide friend of mine had a client a couple of years ago place 3 shots into a moose at 150 yards with a 300 magnum and all the shots were right where they needed to be before the moose just fell over.

For both rifles I would stick with bullets in the 180 grain range.  I don't reload for the 300 but for the 06 that means around 2700 fps.  I personally like the Barnes TSX bullets and with them you could drop down to a 165 grain bullet for some extra velosity.  I have shot quite a few elk and a few deer with the Barnes bullets and they performed flawless every time.

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Moose

Moose hunting is generally close quarters with shots no further then 200 yds and most are much closer. That being said I would go with 180 gr premium bullets for both. I too love Barnes , but try a few different bullets to see what shoots best out of the gun. Partition or Accubond may be another choice. Either way, he will probably act like you missed him. They do not act like other animals when hit. Good luck!

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Thanks guys I use 140-150 gr

Thanks guys I use 140-150 gr partition for whitetail works great drops them where they stand. But I was also told to small for moose. Ill try 180 thanks.....TIM

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Moose Load

I'm working up a load for my 30-06 to take to Newfoundland in 2015.

I'm hoping to get the Barnes 180 Grain TSX to shoot well. If not I'll try a 180 Grain Partition or Accubond. If that don't work I'll drop down to a 165 Grain Partition and see how it does.

Good luck and I hope to hear how your trip went.

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Biker, on the Barnes TSX you

Biker, on the Barnes TSX you can drop down a bullit size due to their construction and still get the same effect as a heaver bullet.  So instead of the 180 TSX drop down to the Barnes 165 or even the 150 grain bullet.  You will carry more speed at longer ranges and bullet performance will not be affected. 

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Thanks

Thanks Critter.
I'm just looking at what I already have in stock on my reloading bench so I don't have to go out and buy more stuff.

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And eliminates the need to

And eliminates the need to try and find a different bullet for a new load. 

 

I'm starting to see a few more reloading supplies hit the shelves without someone buying everything that they see but it still has a ways to go to get back to normal. 

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TTSX

I have shot a few moose over the years and in the 308 DIA bullets I would opt for the Barnes TTSX in 150gr or 165gr.
I use a Barnes TTSX 160gr handload in my 338Win and it works very well on moose.

Good Luck on your hunt

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I shoot NP in 180gr for elk out of my '06 and have had GREAT results with them

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The monolithic bullet have a

The monolithic bullet have a huge advantage, they can be a lot lighter and still weight more than a heavier bullet at impact. At even 300 yds, they will arrive faster with the increase in MV and then penetrate better because they dion shed weight. A 180 gr cup and core bullet that sheds 30%, Nosler Partition, falls off to 126 grs somewhere along the penetration. The 150 gr monolithic, keep's it total weight through. The monolithic will also destroy less meat. I guessing that it's because the monolithic does't mushroom and lose weight, goes through like an improved solid. I you want to spend the monney on premium bullet's, they do work.

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