View Full Version : .30-06 for moose ?

Mr. 16 gauge
04-07-2007, 07:54 AM
I know most folks thing that the .30-06 is adequate for moose, but what grain bullet is most appropriate? Would a 180 grain bullet do the job, or should I go to a heavier, 200 grain bullet? (I do handload, BTW).
Thanks in advance for your input.:)

04-07-2007, 09:15 AM
The 180 will be plenty for moose. I would stick with a good quality bullet and you should have no problems.

I know many people that use the '06 for moose all the time.

04-07-2007, 10:05 AM
Like toxic yes a 06 is just fine for moose. Your a handloader so a good nosler, barnes or anyother premium bullet will do the trick.

Most local in Newfoundland use 270's, 280's or 06's. They see more moose killed in a week that we do in a lifetime.

Over the last 15 or 20 years the Magunum craze has lead us to believe that big game are immune to standard rounds. No so. Good hunting.

M.T. Pockets
04-07-2007, 11:47 AM
I doubt there is a caliber that has killed more moose than .30-06. I'd use it on any moose hunt weather it was an 800 lb. moose in Newfoundland or one twice that size in Alaska.

I would prefer a premium bullet that is at least as tough as a Nosler Partition, I'd prefer a Trophy Bonded Bearclaw or Swift A Frame. I prefer 200 grain .30 caliber bullets on game, but I'd gladly hunt moose with any good 180 grain.

Let us know what you choose.

04-07-2007, 05:03 PM
2117 easton shaft,125 gr. thunderhead, 68lb pull anf you're good to go. Oh I'm sorry that wasn't one of the options. My bad.:D
Seriously 30-06 and 180 is a good combo. I wish you luck.

04-08-2007, 12:14 PM
180 gr. Barnes Triple Shock would be my choice.

Dan Morris
04-08-2007, 02:30 PM
Any good 180 should be plenty.

11-14-2007, 03:53 PM
I never hunted moose but with 180 grainers you can load up to .300 H/H equivalent.

11-16-2007, 12:32 AM
i like remington 220 grain in my 06

11-16-2007, 12:33 PM
i shoot 165gr nolser ballistics tips out of my 30-06 and shot 4 moose with that bullet.all 1 shot kills.

11-16-2007, 12:44 PM
heres another with the same bullet