The headstamp isn't as important to the moose, as it is to you

by Eric in AK

7X57, 7 WSM, 7 Rem Mag

7X57, 7 WSM, 7 Rem Mag

So often, the discussion is around how powerful a gun should be, but how often does a moose hunt fail because the bullet didn't have enough power? Very few instances in my opinion. Statistically insignificant would be the scientific description.


In all reality, the best shot placement on a moose is the double lung, which is not exactly armored by tough hide or big bones. As long as the bullet can destroy ~20 inches of soft tissue after breaking a rib, you have an adequately powerful rifle. After passing that threshold, whatever features that help the shooter's accuracy and confidence matters most.

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Double Lung Shot
by: Mark - The Mooseman

Great comment Eric. I couldn't agree more.

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