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    Default Moose Hunting

    Has anyone shot a moose with a 257 Mag? is the 120 grain nosler partition the best bullet for big game in 257 Mag
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    Default Re: Moose Hunting

    Roy Weatherby certainly has, but I'm not sure about anyone here on the Forum. If there is someone who has, I bet it's one of our Scandanavian members. If you were going to try it, I'd say you've picked the best bullet to do it with.
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    Default Re: Moose Hunting

    Hit 'em in the boiler room and they'll go down. Granted, if I had the opportunity I'd prefer something bigger. If not, I'd like to have a marlin guide gun along just in case.

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    Thanks for the info guy's
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    I'd use a 120 gr tsx without hesitation

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    Default Re: Moose Hunting

    You cant shoot moose with 257 wby because it`s classed 2 , you must use class 1 in sweden 6,5+55 as a minimum. Witch i only use on big male squirrel

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    danish an swedish rules thise roule for being a CLASS 1 weapon :

    min 140 grains and min 1992 foot pound og energi ( 9,1 gram and 2700 joule
    OR 156 grains and 1475 foot pound ( 10.1 gram and 2000 joule)
    you need a CLASS 1 weapon for shooting, fallo dear, red dear, sika, moose, wildboar, bear, white tail

    so the biggest i can shoot legally with my .257 is roe dear :-(

    other countryes in europe have rules likes thise, some have MIN 7 mm, ect
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    NEAR MFG bases and ring/ALPHA MOUNT on all

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    I have shot the majority of my moose with a 30/30...

    Same with seals, caribou, elk, bear, ....

    My 7mm-08 dispatches moose in quick fassion with 120 or 140 tSX

    I am trying to decide between the 7mm-08 and the 257 wby for sheep this fall....
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    Yes! We must shoot the test every year before the moosehunt. Thats thrue about the 6,5 but its the minimum to use on moose and its not the best choose. I would say from 30-06 and up. I know a man who have shot 100 ++++ mooses with the 340 bee. I have only shot about 12-15 with 6,5x55 and got tired to spend a halv day to track them (lol). With 375 h&h i have shot most of mine mooses, Since last year i have my dear 378 BEE, shot 3 mooses so this is my moosekiller. Now its time to use 460 on beaver

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    Moose-hunting tests


    Foreign hunters who want to go hunting for moose in Sweden should arrange through their host to visit a moose-hunting training range before the hunt.
    Many landowners and hunting hosts makes it a requirement that moose hunters must have passed a recognised test at the bronze level before they take part in the hunt.
    During the test, hunters shoot at a life-size figure of a moose at a distance of 80 metres.
    The test involves shooting at the figure both while it is stationary and when it is "running".

    the test are like this.
    the moose target in the middle of a opening about 20 meters wide, when you shoot the first shot (freehand standing) the moose run (on wheels) and you have to shoot again before 10 meter.
    then you do the same but the moose run the other way.

    this is one serie (to times 2 shoot) and you need 3 series to get the permit, where all shot are in the killing zone


    here are a picture of a shooting range and target for getting the moose shoting permit

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    Skipper

    .378 THE MAGNUM'S MAGNUM

    .257 Lazermark S&B 5-25X56 PMII P3
    .300 Lazermark Zeiss Victory 6-24X72MM
    .338-378 Synthetic share scope with .257
    .378 Deluxe Zeiss Varipoint 3-12X56mm
    .460 Euromark Swarovski Z6i 1-6X24mm L EE
    NEAR MFG bases and ring/ALPHA MOUNT on all

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