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.30-06 Moose Load
« on: June 28, 2011, 06:51:27 AM »
Just wondering everyone's opinion on what you would use on a moose in .30-06.  My Weatherby in that very caliber will be coming with me to Alaska in just over 2 months, and i know what round I'll be using - but it's always good to hear feedback.  Thanks all!

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Re: .30-06 Moose Load
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2011, 06:58:50 AM »
Take what shoots best in your rifle but take lots. I have seen moose take several well placed shots from calibers with a lot more oomph than an 06.  :twocents:


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Re: .30-06 Moose Load
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2011, 07:42:20 AM »
what round are you using???? I have a Weatherby -06  and have been looking for a shell to shoot.

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Re: .30-06 Moose Load
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011, 07:46:43 AM »
I have killed 3 Alaskan moose using 220 grain bullets in my 06.  All were 1 shot kills at under 100 yards.  Some of the newer 180 grain bonded bullets should also work well.  Just do what ever you can to get close. 

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Re: .30-06 Moose Load
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2011, 07:58:56 AM »
I would go with a 150 or 165 grain Barnes TSX. In any other bullet, I'd go 180 grains, but with the Barnes I think you're better off with more velocity. The bullet WILL NOT come apart. Most likely I'd go with the 150 Barnes, just for those who say a 150 grain bullet won't kill a moose.   :chuckle:

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Re: .30-06 Moose Load
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2011, 08:02:33 AM »
I would use a 180 Nosler Partition. My friend took a moose in Alaska using 180 Sierra bullets from his 30-06. Worked perfect. 
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Re: .30-06 Moose Load
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2011, 08:15:40 AM »
The Barnes Triple-Shock X in 180 grain from Federal is what I'll be shooting

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Re: .30-06 Moose Load
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2011, 08:36:35 AM »
As you know buddy, I'm a Nosler guy.  I'd be looking at the 180gr Partition.  That said, Barnes does make a pretty good piece of lead.

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Re: .30-06 Moose Load
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2011, 08:39:36 AM »
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That said, Barnes does make a pretty good piece of lead.

Lead?  Or Copper? 

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Re: .30-06 Moose Load
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2011, 08:41:38 AM »
I know, I know, Barnes are copper.  just a figure of speach :chuckle:

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Re: .30-06 Moose Load
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2011, 09:14:54 AM »
That should do the trick. What part of AK are you heading to? My hunting partner is going to be using his .270 WSM for Moose this year. He has taken a raft of ish about it, but he is confident in the gun. He is going to be shooting 150 gr. TSX. He is consistently shooting 3/4 in. groups at 100. Hand loads, so he is pushing them at a pretty good speed out the barrel. I'll be shooting my 300 WSM with 180 gr. E-Tips, which I figure will do the trick. 3050 fps.

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Re: .30-06 Moose Load
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2011, 09:21:25 AM »
I'll be northeast out of Fairbanks

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Re: .30-06 Moose Load
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2011, 05:18:57 PM »
165 accubond will lay'em down for ya

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Re: .30-06 Moose Load
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2011, 10:09:27 PM »
180 partitions :tup:
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Re: .30-06 Moose Load
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2011, 09:37:09 AM »
180 grain core lock ultras in 06 will kill anything in the great U S of A with in 200 yards no problem. and with no follow up shot

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Re: .30-06 Moose Load
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2011, 08:55:02 PM »
165 grain Remington pointed soft point core locked seemed to bust em down just fine...
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Re: .30-06 Moose Load
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2011, 09:49:02 PM »
220gr. roundnose sp remington core-lok @ under 200yrds works well. as a kid thats what i used in alaska. i've taken three with the 06. but the 2nd moose didnt drop like the rest. me and my dad watch him walk into a beaver pond with steam pumping out of his wounds hit twice, he was also over 65inches. by 17 i had a alaska 06 which is a Ruger M77 338 win mag. then dad was saying drop him at the track vehicle. :chuckle:
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Re: .30-06 Moose Load
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2011, 03:28:14 PM »
I sure hope to put an arrow through one this year, but if it comes down to it my 06' will be loaded with 168 grain Triple Shocks...
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Re: .30-06 Moose Load
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2011, 10:23:35 AM »
My favorite bullet for the 30-06 is a 180gr. Accubond!   Nothing wrong with either a Partition(old faithful) or a TSX..  At 30-06 velocity I'd no doubt go 165TSX over the 180TSX.
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Re: .30-06 Moose Load
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2011, 11:12:37 PM »
Well, if it was elk I,d take the 180 partition. But if it is Mr. Moose I,d load me up some 200 grain partitions with some IMR-4831 at 2600 FPS. The 30:06 becomes pretty potent indeed with 200 grainers.  :twocents: :twocents: :twocents: :twocents: :twocents:

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Re: .30-06 Moose Load
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2011, 07:42:29 AM »
180 grain core lock ultras in 06 will kill anything in the great U S of A with in 200 yards no problem. and with no follow up shot
I've always shot corelocks that's why I used a 175 gr 7mm rem. mag. Read this post on my Washington moose. I will never use a corelock on bigger game again.
http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php/topic,78841.10.html

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Re: .30-06 Moose Load
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2011, 08:58:26 AM »
I always shoot Nosler Partitions or better.  To me, they are the base line.  Sure, plenty of game has been dropped with CoreLokt ammo, and plenty more will be.  Put one of those into the boiler room and it's all over.  But.... as we all know, sometimes things don't happen exactly as we hope.  For those reasons, I want an advantage.  I wait 350 days between hunts, I spend a pile on gear, tags, time off, guns, etc.  Is it really that smart to then skimp on ammo?  Pay 1 dollar more per shot and shoot the best, most proven ammo for the game you are after.  If you are on a dime a dozen deer hunt, maybe the Corelokt stuff is ok.  But if you are in AZ, chasing strip bucks after waiting 30 years for a tag...  I don't think so.  Same goes for larger animals, and Ben's post is a perfect example of why.

The '06 will smoke any moose, but unless you can get a tag easily each year... why would you want to chase one under gunned?  You're either on a OIL hunt, or paying a guide a truck load of money.  I hereby give you permission to upgrade your arsenal.  338 Win Mag with 210 Noslers will do nicely!   ;) 
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Re: .30-06 Moose Load
« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2011, 09:06:47 AM »
Many consider moose easier to kill than elk.  Any bullet that works well for elk should be fine for moose.
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Re: .30-06 Moose Load
« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2011, 07:13:53 AM »
Thank you everyone for the info, I sincerely appreciate all of it!

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Re: .30-06 Moose Load
« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2011, 09:51:05 PM »
Wife did fine with a 308 and factory 180 grain corelokts.  I took mine with 175 grain partitions in a 7STW.  Just put it in the boiler, pick your shot, they do give up much more easily then an elk.

 

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