Which caliber would you choose for Moose & Griz?

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  1. jzaferis

    jzaferis Senior Refuge Member

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    I mostly reload, but have run some factory 9.3 ammo. Surprisingly, the Privi shoots really well, and is hell on the hogs!

    The .338-06 is a great round and you will not be giving up much if any to the 9.3, though factory ammo is more difficult to come by. 9.3x62 is showing up in more and more places, I saw it in a few places in Alaska, only one place had .338-06.

    The Ruger has a Lothar Walther barrel and the work done by Mike McCabe, it is one shoot'n son of a gun! It now has a nicer red pad on it, will have to get it out and take some new photos.
     
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    coffee_junkie Senior Refuge Member

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  3. HereDuckyDucky

    HereDuckyDucky Elite Refuge Member

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    Fun round...expensive to shoot. I do like the Accuracy International in .338, though. Top it with the appropriate Schmidt and Bender, and you've got yourself a real thumper.

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  4. MACHINE

    MACHINE Elite Refuge Member

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    not that much ,, build rifle on a Rem 700 338 or 300 ultra mag , use a Schnider barrel , Sako extractor & a good stock

    and you got it good .

    the cases are higher but HOW MANY cases do you really shoot @ game??

    maybe the BEST BIG game rifle out there:tu
     
  5. DiverFreak

    DiverFreak Elite Refuge Member

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    I had this .338 made for me by one of my good buddies who is a gunsmith. We built it on a Savage action as they are simple and cheap to find, put a new barrel, thumbhole laminate stock, 4-16 Scope on it. I only took it hunting one time and it pretty much dropped the 6ft black bear in its tracks. I do not think it kicks any more than my old remington 300wm and is highly more accurate.

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  6. Yelrdog13

    Yelrdog13 Elite Refuge Member

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    go with the 338

    I have a 300 win mag and you will want more power for Grizzly
     
  7. SeniorCoot

    SeniorCoot Elite Refuge Member

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    Yeldog13- mybe yes maybe no- I have killed brown and grizz with 30-06 using factory CoreLokt's in 220 ge- also quite a few moose and 2 bull elk etc--More is better only if shooter is able to handle it.
     
  8. SB

    SB Senior Refuge Member

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    Another vote for the .338 Win. Mag.
     
  9. duckshooter esq.

    duckshooter esq. Senior Refuge Member

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    I have shot moose and brown bear and the best cal. for the money is the 375 ruger with a 300 grn. nosler partition.
     
  10. jzaferis

    jzaferis Senior Refuge Member

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    It is never wrong with a .375 of some flavor.

    .375H&H
    .375 Ruger
    .375 Taylor
    .375-284 (one fun hog getter)
     

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