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270. for Moose?

From what I've seen of moose, the ideal moose cartridge would be one that knocks the moose clear of the water and alder bushes.

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270. for Moose?

I don't think there's any argument that a .270 is definitely the feather-weight of the moose hunting world. Same as elk (I imagine).

Undoubtably there are people (some even replied here) who feel that a .270 is too small.

I really don't understand the fuss about a .270 wrt elk.

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270. for Moose?

Ok - two things that I know from my uncle's who both have shot several moose. .270 will keep moose from a leasurly swim all the way out to 200 yards. So the great flat shooting characteristics we love about the .270 are not useful for Moose shooting. The other thing is that Moose, which are larger in weight than Elk are not as hard to put down. Elk are harder to kill. Period. With the .270, the premium bullets like Partitions or Barnes X type bullets should be used. Also, 150's are the only choice. From my own experience, Elk can be taken at glancing angels out to 100 yards if you are sure of what your shooting at. You should be able to 'Hunt' within range of your game anyway. You can also shoot your .270 all day if it weights 8 lbs. or less. If you're smart, you will shoot that gun until you can shoot it very accurately. I suppose you could do that with your 30-378 too, but you may not be able to move the next day.

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270. for Moose?

That would be 8 pounds or MORE...

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270. for Moose?

The 270 Weatherby Magnum would be plenty powerful enough for moose. String-flat trajectory, more energy, good penetration with the 150 grain bullet. The cost of all this, is more expensive ammo, more expensive rifles, and more recoil. Although, they do chamber the Ruger NO. 1 in 270 Weatherby Magnum, that's a pretty good deal, right there.

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270. for Moose?

270 is fine that is all my friend uses for elk and he never has had one run off. If at all posible i would get a bigger gun if you are going to be in where bears are. browning 300 B.A.R. is what i uses for moose

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[ This Message was edited by: seth on 2004-03-14 08:15 ]

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270. for Moose?

I read that loud and clear! You get into grizzly country and you need something with extra thump. That 300 BAR would rapidly change the potential outcome of a dangerous encounter.

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270. for Moose?

My cousin has a 300 bar and it kicks less than my .270. It also shoots very straight! That is a great rifle!

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270. for Moose?

buy the 30-06 you can never have enough guns! Big smile

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