Best ammo and caliber for moose hunting in Northern Manitoba, Canada.
by David Drake
(Huntingburg, Indiana, USA)
Will a 308 be enogh gun for Moose Hunting? I think so!
I'm going to Northern Manitoba to go moose hunting this fall. First week of October. I have a Ruger 77 in 308. Will this gun fit the bill?
If so, what ammo should I use? The gun seems to like the federal TSX in 165 grain, but have been told 180 grain is minimum.
I've been looking at the new Hornady "hunting" ammo, with a new polymer tip. No idea how it would shoot or if it will provide correct penetration on moose.
I expect all opportunities for a shot to be less than 200 yards.
I'm not above getting a new gun for the hunt, but this might be a one-and-done thing, then have a extra gun sitting around with no use.
I can use the 308 deer hunting, and ...could use a 30-06, but a 30-06 seems overdoing it for deer here in S. Indiana.
Your thoughts? I'm also intrigued by a 45-70 for moose,...but seems to be another one-and-done gun purchase.