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#12259847 - 09/09/17 Re: 7mm-08 for moose? [Re: Jamesd1187]  
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Originally Posted by Jamesd1187
Having seen a pile of moose fall to the likes of the .270 and .308 usually shooting cheaper cup and core bullets I would have no hesitations to shoot one with a 7mm-08 and what ever bullet it shot best. Mine seems to like 140 accubonds or federal factory 150 hotcores best. I'd happily chase Bullwinkle with either.



Yeah, I never used anything on Moose except Cup and Cores. Rem. Core-Lokt, Win. Silvertip, Win Power Point, and Hornady Interlock.

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#12260658 - 09/09/17 Re: 7mm-08 for moose? [Re: reo]  
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After seeing my wife's 7-08 with 156gr Norma Oryx kill stuff in RSA, I'd not hesitate to shoot a moose with it.

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#12260714 - 09/09/17 Re: 7mm-08 for moose? [Re: reo]  
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Get out and shoot the moose. Let us know what happen.


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#12260760 - 09/09/17 Re: 7mm-08 for moose? [Re: akjeff]  
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Originally Posted by akjeff
After seeing my wife's 7-08 with 156gr Norma Oryx kill stuff in RSA, I'd not hesitate to shoot a moose with it.

Jeff


Share your load if you don't mind? Congrats to the wife.


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#12261091 - 09/09/17 Re: 7mm-08 for moose? [Re: reo]  
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Will do Raider. Give me a bit, as I've misplaced a few of my note books when we moved. Just getting my reloading stuff back in order, and I hope to unpack that data. It worked well enough that I put a slip on recoil pad to make the LOP to my liking, and shot most of my stuff with it as well!

Jeff

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#12262986 - 09/10/17 Re: 7mm-08 for moose? [Re: reo]  
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The 156 Oryx is loaded in factory Norma ammo, for a guy who shoots only factory ammo, it would be a good choice

#12263364 - 09/11/17 Re: 7mm-08 for moose? [Re: reo]  
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I've never seen a moose, what do they look like?

#12263593 - 09/11/17 Re: 7mm-08 for moose? [Re: reo]  
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I have seen moose killed with 243s and 308s. Likely a couple dozen between those two calibers alone. I don't see why a 7-08 wouldn't work in this case. Moose are not hard to kill by any means.

#12263603 - 09/11/17 Re: 7mm-08 for moose? [Re: JGRaider]  
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Originally Posted by JGRaider
Originally Posted by akjeff
After seeing my wife's 7-08 with 156gr Norma Oryx kill stuff in RSA, I'd not hesitate to shoot a moose with it.

Jeff


Share your load if you don't mind? Congrats to the wife.


Sorry, JG, I can't find my damn notes on that load, and I don't want to work from memory. It was a very mild load, that gave us 2400fps from the Kimber's 22" barrel. Apologize for being of no help!

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#12265183 - 09/11/17 Re: 7mm-08 for moose? [Re: hanco]  
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Originally Posted by hanco
I've never seen a moose, what do they look like?

Like a horse redesigned by drunk hunters.


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#12265231 - 09/12/17 Re: 7mm-08 for moose? [Re: ironbender]  
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Originally Posted by ironbender
Originally Posted by hanco
I've never seen a moose, what do they look like?

Like a horse redesigned by drunk hunters.


Spot on.

#12268187 - 09/13/17 Re: 7mm-08 for moose? [Re: reo]  
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I've not been in on any moose hunting. I've seen lots of moose when I was younger and hunting in Idaho though. Three huge bulls one day while elk hunting that were no more than 15 yds away from us, and didn't seem to care that we were there at all. Another came within a beanbag toss distance when I was huckleberry picking at age 16. I've often wondered if hunting moose would be like hunting buffalo in Yellowstone Park, where the goal would be to keep the powder burns from screwing up the mount.


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#12268304 - 09/13/17 Re: 7mm-08 for moose? [Re: HuntnShoot]  
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Originally Posted by HuntnShoot
I've not been in on any moose hunting. I've seen lots of moose when I was younger and hunting in Idaho though. Three huge bulls one day while elk hunting that were no more than 15 yds away from us, and didn't seem to care that we were there at all. Another came within a beanbag toss distance when I was huckleberry picking at age 16. I've often wondered if hunting moose would be like hunting buffalo in Yellowstone Park, where the goal would be to keep the powder burns from screwing up the mount.


Well you can't walk right up to them and pick your Moose. They have amazing hearing and noses that are second to none. When we say they aren't hard to kill it's because a bullet in the right place generally ends their day regardless of headstamp. But it takes them two minutes to accept the fact that they're dead. Good thing is they usually don't go far after the shot. But it's not like shooting a parked car like some guys seem to claim. It takes woodsmanship. A bumbling, careless hunter doesn't see many Moose.

#12268320 - 09/13/17 Re: 7mm-08 for moose? [Re: reo]  
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I think my wife would call me a "woodsman", but other than her, I'm not sure anyone else would. Hard to say. I'm not a traipse-and-trample hunter, that's for sure. Maybe I've just been lucking getting close to them.


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#12268381 - 09/13/17 Re: 7mm-08 for moose? [Re: reo]  
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During the rut in September they're far less wary.

#12269190 - 09/13/17 Re: 7mm-08 for moose? [Re: moosemike]  
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Actually, September is pre rut activity. The true rut occurs in very, very late Sept to early/mid Oct. After the hunting season is closed in most every game unit. Here in Alaska, anyways.

Jeff

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#12269297 - 09/14/17 Re: 7mm-08 for moose? [Re: reo]  
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In the northeast the Moose rut is more a September thing. It of course spills over into October.

#12270259 - 09/14/17 Re: 7mm-08 for moose? [Re: akjeff]  
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In the shadow of the Kenai Mtn...
Originally Posted by akjeff
Actually, September is pre rut activity. The true rut occurs in very, very late Sept to early/mid Oct. After the hunting season is closed in most every game unit. Here in Alaska, anyways.

Jeff

Yep. And in the glory days on the bench here on the KP, when there were draw hunts for early and late season, season was closed for a week at the very end of September between each season.


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