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Thread: .270 caliber for moose

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    I know what yur tryin to get into me Vern, but unfortunately, I know of more big game lost with the cartridge than has been taken.

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    A well constructed premium bullet in a .270 will do a fine job on moose if the shooter practises and takes shots only within his comfort zone. Magnums are only good if you can shoot the gun comfortably. Any gun shoots harder for recoil off the bench. If it hurts you so that you limit your practise with it - you aren't going to be a good shot. Also, it it costs an arm and a leg to shoot that magnum you may not shoot it enough. Availability of ammo is a consideration if you don't reload.

    An acquaintance of our worked for Kimberly Clark. His job was to drive hundreds of kilometers of roads inspecting their condition and that of the bridges. His rifle was a 32-40 lever action. But he was able to select the proper shot and angle to access the vitals. He shot a lot of moose and only upgraded to a 7mm magnum when there were too many darn hunters spooking the moose and he had to shoot at 100 yds.

    Hell, the .257 Roberts was used to shoot elephant with a proper bullet and accurate placement.

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    the 270 win should be fine for moose...'have taken 4 elk with this caliber but prefer a 3006 or 300WM for moose just to get the heavier bullet in play. The 270 is a great all around caliber and adequate with a proper shot placement......

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    The 270 was a favorite of the late Jack OConnors.
    "This is about unenforceable registration of weapons that violates the rights of people to own firearms."—Premier Ralph Klein (Alberta)Calgary Herald, 1998 October 9 (November 1, 1942 – March 29, 2013)

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    The .270 is quality cartridge good for moose hunting with the right load. They have been killing moose for years in Scandinavia with 6.5x55 Mausers.

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    to comment on my own post - All this great info, comments etc regarding the .270 caliber is assuming we are NOT talking about the .270 Weatherby. The Weatherby cartridge is a cannon - the ballistics are incredible and outperforms many larger caliber loads.
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    With all do respect, I don't believe that a 30 06 and a 270 are going to be all that different on a moose. We're talking a 27 cal. compared to a 30 cal. and that isn't a wide gap. Not to mention the fact that I've personally seen moose and deer keep running after being shot with a 30 06 and a 308. It's all bigger bullet B.S. No matter what the gun, you have to make the shot count.

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    Last edited by pawam pionki; December 9th, 2012 at 06:26 PM.

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    Fuuny how some hunters think 0.03 of caliber or 30 grains of bullet weight makes up for 6 to 12" of a bad . An adult moose has about 20" of vitals if you can't hit that maybe a paintball gun would be a better sport.

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    Ps 270 is ample, as is 308. I have both last bull we shot with 308 went a good solid 1.5 yards.

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    I'd say that .270 isn't really the starting point for moose, but it's not all that far from it. IMO 6.5x55 is quite acceptable, especially with 156 grain Norma Oryx, which is a very heavy bullet for its diameter. It's good for moose out to 300 yards if you do your part.
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