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25 Aug 2021
@ 02:26 am (GMT)

Andrew Turner

Hello everybody:

Here's a question for the hive.

This season I have three deer tags and one moose. On a given day, these could all be shot in the same trip.

By November the hair on a moose is 5 inches thick and the shoulder skin .5 inch. On the deer the hair is 3 inches thick. The combination of hair and skin makes me leery of using highly fragile bullets. The animals have also usually been in peas or barley and have inches of fat on them.

Typically a shot is in the 100-400 yd range and I am using a 30-06. Previously, I have used a .280 on a few deer.

What I am wondering is, what is the best balance of strength and range in a bullet that would ensure effective shooting? Our whitetail are 200 lb, 250+, moose 650 or so lb. Typically I go light and accurate but in this case don't want to buy another rifle for the season and would like to just tune the loads.

I have 200 gr psp, 168 eld-m, 150 hotcor, and 130 gr hollow point. I am leaning towards using eld-m and carrying 200 gr psp for moose, but am wanting a do-all bullet, pr perhaps to up it to a .300 Win Mag.


25 Aug 2021
@ 07:40 am (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Deer/Moose/Deer
Hi Andrew, at the moment, it is not so much a case of what suits best but instead, a case of what is available.

In any case, have a look at these links, see if they help at all -

More specifically -

And (loads for Moose) -


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