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#3172306 - 11/18/18 06:16 PM Re: Alaska Moose Rifle [Re: Robinhood21]
6724 Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 2832
Loc: colorado
Killed a moose today finally, last day of the season.
375-338 quartering toward shot, no exit. It was my intent to shoot the smaller one, it wasn't small!

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#3179138 - 12/19/18 09:42 AM Re: Alaska Moose Rifle [Re: Robinhood21]
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Registered: 10/28/13
Posts: 116
Loc: Eastside WA
I hunted Alaska in 1994 I used a 300 Weatherby Mag with 180 gr partition at a little over 300 yards dropped him but not for about 15 seconds after I shot he just stood there I reloaded and was taking up trigger as his legs shook and he fell over. If I went again today I would likely be carrying 375 Ruger. I took two guns in 94 my 300 Wtby and my 338 win mag. No replacement for displacement so to speak yep Id take my 375 Ruger for sure now.


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#3179199 - 12/19/18 03:31 PM Re: Alaska Moose Rifle [Re: Robinhood21]
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Die Hard Member III

Registered: 01/09/15
Posts: 2040
Loc: in the field, or not..
2nd hand info, my father dropped a moose on first shot with his sportified 8mm k98 he brought back from WWII.
The moose was grazing about 20 yards off shore, where it dropped.
He and the guide pulled it up to shore with a rope & block/tackle.
They quartered it there, on shore, then boated it back to camp.

That 8mm mauser is very close to a 30-06 ballistics, and my dad was an Army Ranger plus a good marksman.
Believe he used a gnarly round nose softpoint 200 gn to drop it.

here's a link to that rifle Dad's K98 8 mm
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#3179374 - 12/20/18 03:41 PM Re: Alaska Moose Rifle [Re: Robinhood21]
Gene Carroll Offline
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Registered: 11/16/18
Posts: 12
Loc: Washington
I have owned and successfully taken a number of Bull and large cow Roosvelt Elk with my past M-70 in 300wm.. Then bought a Rem 700 BDL in 300 Ultra Mag. which allows me to take them cleanly when a bit farther across a canyon.

Currently having a CZ 243, a 270, an 30-06, and a 350 Rem mag. as well as the Rem. 700 BDL Ultra Mag to choose from in what I consider hunting caliburs,I personally would take my 600 Rem in 350 mag.

It's light in weight, has great handling charastics in tight brush and nock power, energy, and accuracy, for clean kills for about anything on this Continent out to about 250 yards. Beside that, I have lots of 250 gn Nozler Partition ( sure wish those bullets were still in production ) loaded ammo put together for it.. When paired up with the Leupold 1.5x5 VXlll I can't imagine anything else for the hunt you have planned.

Since that Calibur and ammo are becomming the "needle in the hay stack" ( unless you reload )and not owing a suitable rifle at this point, as in your case, I would opt. for a 338 Win. Mag. and locate some custom ammo loaded with 200 or 225gn nosler bullets.

I imagine you can find ammo for it on the shelf of almost any sporting store you might enter in AK.

I should offer up that all of my current and past magnum rifles have been equipped with "Harris Ultra Brakes" to calm down the recoil to a managable amout ( in what I consider to be the 30-06 range ).

Just my $.02 and probably not even worth that.
Gene

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#3180167 - 12/24/18 07:55 PM Re: Alaska Moose Rifle [Re: Robinhood21]
boydo Offline
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Registered: 11/14/11
Posts: 6
Loc: vineland ont. canada
Ok here's my two cents ,Here in Ontario most hunters hunt moose , The wife and I have shot them with every thing from 270. 30-06 300 win mag and now I carry 375 ultra mag . do I need 375 to kill a moose no , The 270 will kill it just as dead.I just like to carry the gun. Remember if you go to a big magnum caliber you will want a muzzle brake that means ear muffs or ear plugs . what you gonna say to the moose wait a minute while I put hearing protection on . something to think about . There are more moose shot in Ont. with a 30 06 than any other cal. Sorry for being so long winded.
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#3182093 - 01/01/19 03:44 PM Re: Alaska Moose Rifle [Re: Robinhood21]
IdahoSawtooth Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 01/07/07
Posts: 253
Loc: Idaho Falls, Idaho
You might look into using a heavier bullet like around 200 grn. The velocity is a little lower but the heavier bullets seem to anchor game better. Usually get better penetration.

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#3182752 - 01/03/19 07:17 PM Re: Alaska Moose Rifle [Re: Robinhood21]
TxPigKiller Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 09/15/13
Posts: 825
Loc: Throckmorton County, TX
Having packed a rifle all up and down the mountains of WY, get a light, good shooting 270/30-06 class rifle that won't beat you to death in odd firing positions. A good bonded bullet in the 150-200 grain class will do it's job when placed in the right location. Heart and lungs, then work on the shoulders with followups.
Also, shoot close to camp and remember a wounded critter runs downhill and away from camp.
I have a 300 WSM that is a pleasure to carry and shoot, but it is all in the "Eye of the Beer Holder" in what is a pleasure to shoot.
Good luck, and look forward to a nice write up of the father/son double on DIY AK moose
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#3182914 - 01/04/19 01:58 PM Re: Alaska Moose Rifle [Re: TxPigKiller]
GC Offline
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Registered: 04/21/01
Posts: 16193
Loc: Missouri
Quote:
a wounded critter runs downhill and away from camp.


I see you and I have the same sort of luck when hunting! smile
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#3183206 - 01/06/19 02:10 AM Re: Alaska Moose Rifle [Re: Robinhood21]
Alaskan Yoter Offline
Die Hard Member III

Registered: 05/10/01
Posts: 2091
Loc: Wasilla, AK
Just about anything will kill a moose, but pack for bear. 300 and up are fair choices. I carry a 338 w/ 250 grain bullet. If your doing a drop-in/float type hunt, bears are highly likely.
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#3191495 - 02/08/19 12:04 PM Re: Alaska Moose Rifle [Re: Robinhood21]
Longcruise Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 1131
Loc: Arvada, Colorado
The AK fish and game people make some good suggestions for moose calibers in the hunting regulations brochure. You might want to reference it.
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#3191640 - 02/08/19 11:53 PM Re: Alaska Moose Rifle [Re: Robinhood21]
glazer1972 Offline
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Registered: 06/15/11
Posts: 49
Loc: E.TX
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#3195119 - 02/26/19 09:53 AM Re: Alaska Moose Rifle [Re: Robinhood21]
Boomstick Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 10/26/16
Posts: 169
Loc: NY
This should tell you all you need to know.

http://www.kifaruforums.net/archive/index.php/t-10343.html

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#3195808 - 03/02/19 09:31 PM Re: Alaska Moose Rifle [Re: Robinhood21]
AWS Online
Die Hard Member with a vengeance

Registered: 02/01/03
Posts: 4654
Loc: NM
My friend worked as a fishing guide in Canada and would hunt bear and moose after the lodge closed for the season. He didn't take a rifle with him just borrowed the camp 303 Brit with I believe he said 215gr RN's, they worked just fine.
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#3202298 - 04/26/19 11:34 AM Re: Alaska Moose Rifle [Re: Robinhood21]
MISportsman Offline
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Registered: 04/19/19
Posts: 16
Loc: Michigan
I am also planning on making almost the same dream hunt come true in a couple of years. I picked up a savage weather warrior .300 win mag for it. Good handling gun. Quality is actually as good or better then the tikka and almost as light. Being light it is a little peppy on the bench, but not bad at all free hand. Get a lead sled shooting rest and put some weight in the bottom tray, that will help tremendously on the bench. As far as ammo, call me old fasion but I like heavy for caliber. I'm going to use either 200gr swift a-frames or 200gr trophy bonded bear claw which ever one ends up shooting better in the rifle.

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#3203811 - 05/17/19 05:52 AM Re: Alaska Moose Rifle [Re: Robinhood21]
aknome Offline
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Registered: 12/29/06
Posts: 9
I have shot or been involved in probably 40 moose kills. 243,257 Roberts,308,30-06,300 Win Mag,338 Win Mag. The last 3 have killed the most. 15 feet to 450 Yards. I also have in the safe: 25-06,280 Rem.,300 WSM,375 H&H,405 Win and 45-70. I usually pack my 06 these days with 165 Barnes.

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