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We used to shoot them in a lake preferably, drag them to shore, and clean them in the water. Sure is a lot easier than doing it on land. The 30-06 is all you need. Used to be my job to hunt moose for family meat!

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Joined: 03/09/2004
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For moose I like the 7mm ultra mag. Or the 300

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Location: Appalachian Mtns
Joined: 03/22/2004
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before I bought my last rifle "last mth"
I looked at the ammo ballistics for each caliber -'different manufactors'- I was interested in first!
you can learn a lot by doing this
'there is ammo out there that a sling shot will out shoot'

some had plenty of pop up front but die out shortly-

just run web site for different brands of ammo and compare

good hunting

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Location: Utah
Joined: 03/03/2005
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The venerable 30-06 is big enough for moose, especially when shooting 180-gr. Partitions at 2,890 fps, which Federal loads in a High Energy round.

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Location: Northen Ontario
Joined: 07/23/2005
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I have taken moose with .270- .308- .30-06 and 300 win mag. from as close as 50 out to about 250 yds. using only factory fodder (Remington core-lok 150 - 180 grain). Any one of these calibers will more than humanly dispatch a moose providing a competent shooter is pulling the trigger. If the longer range you ask about is greater than say 300 yards, then my question is, do you have the ability to shoot that far...accurately?

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Joined: 08/27/2004
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i agree with gander also on this one!

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Location: Wa.
Joined: 03/31/2004
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If it's something bigger that your looking for. I would suggest a 338-06 or a 35 Whelan.
The 338-06 will throw a 250gr bullet at 2500 fps and the 35 Whelen will throw a 250gr at 2400 fps. Both have the same trajectory as a heavy weight 30-06. With more energy at all hunting distances.
The 338-06 throws a 225gr the same as a 30-06 throws a 180gr with a whole bunch more punch and the recoil is very tolerable.

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Location: Missouri/Arkansas
Joined: 08/21/2003
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I'd generally consider a 30-06 as a minimum for moose. A 7mm, 300, or 338 Magnum would probably be more of a safe bet, but many moose have been killed with one shot by 30-06's and even 270's.

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Location: NONYA,thats in MONTANA
Joined: 07/22/2005
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many moose are taken every year with archery equipment,so i wouldnt say 30-06 is the limit,you could use somthing smaller such as a 25-06.

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Location: Missouri/Arkansas
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Cartridges of less power than a 30-06 are not really ideal for hunting game as large as a moose. A 25-06 is most certainly not ideal. Not saying you can't use one, but generally speaking, cartridges less powerful than a 30-06 are not moose cartridges.

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