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    Default .300 or .270 Wby for Moose?

    Gentlemen,

    I'm an absolute newcomer to Weatherby rifles and your forum but have always admired them from afar for their character. I've greatly enjoyed reading your posts and would appreciate any feedback you could provide me. While I've hunted whitetail as a kid/teen, I've only recently been able to find the time (i.e. work, kids, etc.) and have gotten the itch back.

    After doing as much research as I can, I've tentatively decided that the .300 Wby Mag is the calibre I should be thinking about as my primary interest will be elk. I potentially, however, would like a calibre that would be, if not ideal, at least appropriate for moose as well. For some reason I'm shying away from the idea of the .270 as it may be a bit light and the .340 as I think it may be a bit much. Am I on the right track??

    Again, thanks in advance for any feedback you could provide me.

    Best,
    Rich

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    Default Re: .300 or .270 Wby for Moose?

    Rich go with a 300WBY and never look back Ive killed almost everything up here in AK with mine. Ive even shot Black tail deer with my LOAD. But I have never shot or heard much up here on the 270WBY Im sure its awesome too but if you looking at a gun for moose too get the 300WBY. Tried and Trued!

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    Default Re: .300 or .270 Wby for Moose?

    A 300 all the way. I feel that the 300 is the best all around for anything, with in, in the world.

    I have said here before many times that I find the 33's are a no mans land. The 300 is so much more user friendly and that a 375 is soooooo much better than a 33, no matter how fast they go.
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    Default Re: .300 or .270 Wby for Moose?

    Agreeded with smokin and bighorn. But not on the .338 issue (sorry bighorn, I'm with Elmer Keith on that one ). Each one has it's place. But for all around, the .300 gets the nod for bullet weight selection for everything from pronghorns (speed goats) to moose (super deer). You can't go wrong with it.
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    Default Re: .300 or .270 Wby for Moose?

    I agree with the other post on the 300. It is nothing but moose medicine. I'll even offer up the consideration for 180gr Nosler partitions as a projectile. A winning combo!

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    Default Re: .300 or .270 Wby for Moose?

    The 300 will take care of your needs for sure... I'm of the opinion that the 338 caliber is excellent elk and moose medicine but then too I went way overboard with mine in a 338-378... I don't think the elk are going to know the difference between it and a 300.... They might be a little "deader" with the cannon though LOL.....

    Welcome aboard and go for that 300 Wby, it's simply the best all around cartridge out there....

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    Default Re: .300 or .270 Wby for Moose?

    Either will do the job. Question is can you handle the added recoil of the 300. They're probably very close, but still. Might be a consideration.

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    My 300wby kicks about the same as a 25-06! Recoil will not be an issue I promise!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokin99 View Post
    My 300wby kicks about the same as a 25-06! Recoil will not be an issue I promise!
    He talking about with a brake which does make a huge differance. This makes them very easy to shoot well. Your mind isn't on the recoil level.
    Avid Weatherby collector. Creator of 500 SD, .375 Swift, .416 Swift, .458 JURASSIC & Wby lazer line :.25-300, .270-300. Some go through life wondering if they made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem. "Ronald Regan"

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    Recoil is an issue for sure. That is my main reason for recommending the 300. TO ME the 300 with a 180 is my PRECISION maximum in recoil. By that I mean at this level is MY limit for hanging over a cliff by my toes, prone, freezing fingers taking that 400 yard shot. Worst case, have to make the shot scenario. I shoot a 458 Lott quite a bit, but now for hair spliting accuracy.
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