338 Winchester for a Moose Rifle
by dan buss
(qualicum beach bc)
Well I've dropped a lot of moose, some have run off, but none have ever got up and run when hit by a .338 cal. Winchester mag 225 grain soft point boat tail!
They stay put and the .338 if you're a good shot over a long distance you can reach out there and drop a moose easy at 500 yards and more. I've dropped one moose at around 600yards one shot through the lungs and the last shot through the left side of his head!!! That impressed me but I know my gun and what it can do.
If you're in grizzly country you just may one day need some firearm with some jam to get your butt out of a jam. I've been there and done that.
One day I was out looking around in the river bottom area for moose; after a while the hair on the back of your neck stands up and everything is dead quiet and you say to yourself… something is not right here; I'm out of here.
So back to the ATV, I got back sat on the bike and light a smoke then started the bike up and then 20 feet, right turn back on to the cut line STOP!!!! Jessssus… 4 grizzly not 40feet from me there stopped looking right at me!
I just froze, 3 cubs and they're as big as the mom and it seemed as to go on forever looking at each other.
The sow just grunted and turned left with all going in the bush.
That was the closest I've been to that many bears at once. What a rush man o'man. So you just never know what's going to happen from day to day!
dan click the moose hunter