Best Bullet Weight for Moose
by Mike Barnard
I have an older .308 caliber Remington semi-automatic and I was wondering what the best bullet weight ammunition would be when hunting for moose?
My personal choice for the .308 Winchester caliber is a 150 grain bullet.
You can easily use a 180 grain bullet as well but to do so you sacrifice a lot in velocity and therefore there is quite a bit more bullet drop.
The best bullet weight for moose hunting in a standard .308 caliber rifle is going to be in the 150 to 168 grain range. The 150 will offer the best trajectory (not too much drop) and will be highly accurate.
The 150 grain bullet from a premium bullet manufacturer, such as Barnes or Nosler will give awesome weight retention too.
The military uses for the most part in the 7.62 a 155 grain bullet. The reason... accuracy!
Most bullet manufacturers do not offer the 155 as a hunting bullet (target point only).
You can read more on the moose hunting ammunition
I hope this helps you pick the best bullet weight for moose hunting.
Good luck on your moose hunt this fall!