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Location: New Brunswick
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What ammunition do you recommend for hunting moose with a 30-06?

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Personaly, I think 180 grainers would be your best I Prefer Federal.

Here's the link for Federal Ballistics. Click "balistics" on left for data on any particular one

http://www.federalcartridge.com/ballistics/Ammo_Search.aspx

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Location: Alaska
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I'd bet that more moose have fallen to the 180 gr. Core-Lokt than all the rest put together, but most any 180 gr. bullet will do the job.

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Location: Ontario, Canada
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I agree, 180 grain core-lokt or bonded bullet will do the job

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Location: New Brunswick
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Thanks for all the great advise I have been receiving from all of you. I have purchased a box of federal’s premium vital-shok nosler partition in 180 grains. After practising on a eight inch spruce tree I am impressed at how well they travel though it. The only complaint is that there is a lot of lead exposed on the bullet. I was wondering what all of you think about this particular ammunition and the exposure to lead? I find it takes quite a long time to clean my rifle when using this ammunition. Was also wondering if some how lead is remaining in the barrel?

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A new bore brush might be in order and a bottle of Hopps solvent if it seems to take a longer than normal time to thoroughly clean the bore.
I think a new bore brush might be in order for me too,since mine are all about twenty years old.
I have no experience with that particular bullet, others no doubl have.

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Location: texas
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pmc 180 grains got my moose at 365 yards, one shot. i like the corelokts also.

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Location: Nova Scotia
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TETAGOUCHER wrote:
Thanks for all the great advise I have been receiving from all of you. I have purchased a box of federal’s premium vital-shok nosler partition in 180 grains. After practising on a eight inch spruce tree I am impressed at how well they travel though it. The only complaint is that there is a lot of lead exposed on the bullet. I was wondering what all of you think about this particular ammunition and the exposure to lead? I find it takes quite a long time to clean my rifle when using this ammunition. Was also wondering if some how lead is remaining in the barrel?

The partition only has an exposed lead tip so you are not in danger of lead fouling in your barrel because the lead never touches your rifling. The lead tip will deform a bit when you chamber a cartridge though so a bit of residual lead could be around the mouth of the chamber.

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Location: Utah
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My Remington 700 with 24" barrel 30-06 Moose Load is the 180-gr. Federal High Energy Partition at 2,880 fps with Winchester Supreme 180-gr. (Nosler) AccuBond at 2,750 fps as a backup.

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Location: Deer Woods
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Core lokt hands down Thumbs up More game has been taken with core lokt than any other bullet. Besides being the cheapest round, what more can you ask for.

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