|The discussion of which caliber is the
best for moose hunt has been going on as long as firearms has been
used to kill moose. And the hunter’s opinions are almost as
many as the numbers of big game calibers available.
Not many hunters will gain enough experience to write down at least
one hundred shoot moose’s with each and one caliber, so each
hunter praise their gun as “one of the best” available.
Of course seeking the ultimate moose stopper will most likely introduce
some disadvantages as well. Larger calibers and faster bullets will
increase the risk of more wasted meat in the wound area. Large magnum
calibers are often more expensive to shot and have an unpleasant recoil.
Let say that we are looking for a caliber that effect is so great
that you should never use more then one shoot (assuming hitting vital
organs) and the moose should drop as close to the place where it was
shot as possible. If we search for an answer in the following survey,
we will see a clear tendency that larger and faster bullets will fulfill
our wishes. Ok, not exactly breaking news, but this survey will maybe
draw some magnitude of the differences between those calibers taking
part in the survey.
In the survey hunters reported what caliber
they used, how many shot was fired at the animal and how far did
it run after the first shoot was fired. A totally of 12529 moose’s
was reported, along with run distance and totally shoots fired.
Unfortunately bullet, range and hit area was not reported.