Moose down.

corey006

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Got a Moose yesterday.

Was a snap shot @ 70 yards....as he was moving through "cut".

7mm Mag, 150gr E-Tip @ 2900 fps.

Bullet went through a 1.25" poplar....FFS.

Tumbled.

Base of bullet went through 2 rubs(broke).

Back part of lung wrecked, liver wrecked.

1 petal also hit guts( looked like grenade went off inside him).

He piled up after 20 yards.

Completely bled out inside....must have severed main artery.

Funniest is I seen a bigger moose in a.m but no shot.

I decided to "track him" after morning hunt.

But rifle got snow on action and was freezing up.

Thought I better test it...took 6 cycles and 6 pulls of trigger before it fired.

Dried out best I could. I usually carry some zippo fluid in my pack for fires and to de-ice action.

So after that I spent 4 hours in knee deep snow tracking the other bull.

By 2 p.m I was sweated up, exhausted, and bull led me around for 1 mile through nasty thick country.

I should have never went in after him becauae he had bedded less than 200 yards from where I spotted him.

Had I left him he would have came back out in evening to feed in same part of cut.

Then it started snowing and wind was howling so called it quits.

Tracking Moose rarely works for.me...lol.

So I got back to snow machine, packed up and headed home and this little guy came running out right in front of me...and he hung around just off trail long enough for me to uncase and load rifle and time for 1 quick shot.

It was a mess but got cleaned up with shovel fulls of snow.

Really impressed with performance of E.tip bullet... devastating even after hitting that tree.


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Not too hi jack your thread (congrats on bullwinkle) but last year I shot a big 7 point white tail with a 450 bushmaster, the bullet went through a 2 in. hickory and slammed the deer D.R.T. it was a mid shoulder shot but looked like a golf ball went through him, sometimes we might get excited and all we see in the glass is deer or in your case a moose. I would imagine the bullet was allready mushroomed when it hit.
 
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corey006

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Not too hi jack your thread (congrats on bullwinkle) but last year I shot a big 7 point white tail with a 450 bushmaster, the bullet went through a 2 in. hickory and slammed the deer D.R.T. it was a mid shoulder shot but looked like a golf ball went through him, sometimes we might get excited and all we see in the glass is deer or in your case a moose. I would imagine the bullet was allready mushroomed when it hit.

It was 150gr @ 2900 fps at 60 yards....so when it hit tree I am not sure what would happen?


Well it shattered 2 ribs on way in.....

I am not sure IF the "pedals" would have broken away?


There was an incredible amount of blood in the cavity so it severed the main artery somewhere.

I am going to switch all my Moose and Elk rifles over to E-Tips.
 

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corey006

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Surprised the bullet went through the tree with out deflection
Oh it definitely deflected...pretty sure it hit sideways?

Hard to say as it was messy and no recovery.

Opposite side ribs were not damaged.

Pretty sure IF it was a standard bullet it would not have been a fatal shot.

Food for thought....
 
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