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Question by gumby. Uploaded on January 27, 2012
A 30.06, 7 mm Rem Mag, or even a .270 can get the job done if you're careful with shot placement, but I would go with a .300 Win Mag or, better yet, a .338. You could go as big as a .375 H&H if you wanted to. Some of the heavier brush guns would make excellent moose rounds within their limited ranges. But again, the .338 is probably your best bet.
I agree with fezzant, I would look at a 338 Win or a 340 Wby, even a 358 Norma mag or 35 Whelen would be way awesome although they are a little harder to find rounds for unless you reload. If you are hunting moose on a regular basis its a great argument to get a new rifle!
I have two to my count with a 7mm/08 140Gr Remington Core-Lokt Ammo(1983-85) and My Guide Has over 40 to his Count with a Savage M/99-308,My next Canaden Moose Hunt
I would take my 358Win! if I have a next Hunt? at that time most Guides used 303British 30/06s or 308s,They say only you Yank's come here with Big Caliber Guns
to take Moose, I think the Best all around Caliber to have is the 300H&H in the U.S.A and Canada.
my weatherby in .300 win mag got it done pretty quickly!
In Alaska I used a .375 H&H simply because I got it at a gun show, and it was very reasonably priced. I still have it.
I've taken five moose with a 308, one shot apiece. My father got one at 425 yards with his savage 99 in 308 two years ago. I love the 308 but I used moose as an excuse to buy a new Kimber Montana in 325 WSM.
Alaska Residence #1 choice is the 338 Win Mag.
I've never been but always thought a levergun in 45-70 would be fun and good to use. Anyone tried that on moose?
.30-06, the best everything cartridge
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