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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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