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    Thank you for all the comments and great advise.

    Once the stores open again.

    I will and check them. But before I go. I eill know what type of action I would like .

    Thanks again.

    I'll post once I buy

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    Quote Originally Posted by sawbill View Post
    Any 30 caliber mentioned above, ie the .308 or 30-06. and while you're at it, go with a premium bullet. As for the .270, I absolutely detest that round for moose. I've seen so many moose and bears lost to that cartridge through the years that I'd like to wrap every one of them around a tree. What it comes down to is a lot of guys talk a good game but when it comes right down to it making a good shot on whats become a once in a lifetime chance at a moose, why go minimum?

    Yeah, yeah, I know. Lots of moose have been taken with the lesser 30-30 but an awful pile have been lost to the same cartridge.
    Good point about picking a premium bullet. Using a .30 cal rifle for moose hunting, I would recommend the 180 grain Nosler Partition. I’m sure others have different preferences.

    I don’t have any experience with the .270 but I wholeheartedly agree that the .30-30 is a bad choice for moose. There are other marginal calibers out there that can kill a moose but, IMO, only under optimal conditions. Many hunters opt for magnum cartridges but aren’t required for most moose hunting conditions in Ontario.
    Last edited by Sam Menard; April 23rd, 2021 at 09:08 PM.

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    Remember you only can sell guns at loss ... Think twice before you buy ...


    Quote Originally Posted by Its About Time View Post
    Thank you for all the comments and great advise.

    Once the stores open again.

    I will and check them. But before I go. I eill know what type of action I would like .

    Thanks again.

    I'll post once I buy

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfoldivandor View Post
    Remember you only can sell guns at loss ... Think twice before you buy ...
    Not quite. Many rifles, such as mine, are worth more than when they were purchased. Most often, these rifles are discontinued and are considered classics.

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    Savage 11 in 308.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfoldivandor View Post
    Remember you only can sell guns at loss ... Think twice before you buy ...
    Yes, this is far from the truth. The first deer rifle I bought as a young guy has appreciated to a couple thousand times its original value. I've also got a pre 64 model 88 in .308, it's worth waaaay more than it was new.

    To the OP, that .308 model 88 is my mooser.

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    A Tikka Hunter in .30-06 with quality 3 x 9 scope shooting Federal 180 gr Nosler Partition would be my choice.
    "Only dead fish go with the flow."
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    Excellent advice and everything is well noted.

    I appreciate all the advise.

    I didnt realize how much is involved to picking a proper firearm and ammunition.

    Thanks again

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    To me a 3006 is about the most universal firearm going. You can get a load to suit whatever you want to hunt in North America.

    It’s my favourite

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    Buy the gun you really like ,
    you will shot better with it ...



    Quote Originally Posted by Its About Time View Post
    Excellent advice and everything is well noted.

    I appreciate all the advise.

    I didnt realize how much is involved to picking a proper firearm and ammunition.

    Thanks again

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