308 for a Moose Hunting Rifle

by Gerry

Moose Hunting Rifle

Moose Hunting Rifle

Moose Hunting Rifle
30-06 Springfield
308 Winchester

Gun Purchase Question


I am considering purchasing a Remington 700 VTR in 308. I was wondering if this rifle is good enough for my moose hunting trip to Newfoundland in 2013? I know I should get a 30 06 but I like the lesser kick form the 308.




Thanks for the question Gerry,

Although the .3006 is the most popular choice for a moose hunting rifle the 308 caliber is still a very good. In popularity the .308 ranks right behind the 06 and has been used to harvest moose for hunters across Canada and the US.

Many hunter choose the .308 for exactly the same reason as you, it's just so darn comfortable to shoot. The short action of the .308 also has the advantage of less weight to the firearm.

Just a couple of years ago my son shot a nice bull with a .308 Parker Hale. He dropped him with one shot at about 150 yards. As I recall he used 150 Silvertip bullets from Winchester for ammunition.
I don't know as the Silvertip would be my first choice for moose hunting ammunition, but that's an entirely different subject. lol

In short... you won't be sorry with the .308 as a solid choice for a moose hunting rifle.

Also you may find this helpful for picking your hunting bullets... best bullet weight for moose

The moose hunting rifle in the picture is:
A Tikka T3 Lite in .30-06 containing 180 gr Federal Premium with Nosler partition and mounted with a Leupold VX1 4-12 x 40 mm

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308 for Alaska moose hunting.
by: Anonymous

I have shot at least 15 moose with a 308 using both 150 and 180 grain usually in a Remmington core lokt with good results from 30 to 300+ yards.

Nothing more needed
by: Manitoba.

I am a 3rd generation 308 moose hunting rifle user in my family. I have ate my share of moose meat and have nothing but love for my 308...

remington 700 stainless steel synthetic
by: Anonymous

try a 338 it is an all round fire arm and it will keep you safe

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