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If you where going to buy a new hunting rifle for deer and moose. What would you buy? And what caliber?  Think about it......
 
 If money wasn't an issue I think I would buy a Sauer S 202
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No matter what I like Savages, and Weatherbys, and no matter how rich I was that's what I'd buy. I'd just have alot more of them. That would open up a huge can for my optics choices though.
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Shooting a rifle from the bench at the range is one thing, carrying and  handling one in the field on all day hunts, in harsh terrain and weather is quite another! From long range plains to shorter range forests! From trees to bushes! Whether from the ground or from a tree stand, I`d be using a powerful, but lighter, more compact. more manuverable, handier and a quicker to target acquisition rifle, like the one I have; a 300 WSM Ruger Frontier! A 200 gr. Accubond from my shorty will dispatch any moose or big bear! Also have a 20" .375 Ruger. Same concept applies there too!...........Just love them shorter cannons!!   Flame%20Thrower
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i would call roger biesen or steve billeb and have them make me a customized 280 ackley improved on either and m700 or a pre 64m70 action and then i would put a kahles scope on it
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You make a valid point Squeezer, I don't find the hunting rifles I own to be a problem though. If I'm gonna stalk all day, I use a pistol. If I have to go a long way to where I hunt I drive an ATV, and walk another 200 yrds to my stand or area. Unless I'm near Pinedale Wy. There's a fella there likes to shoot ATV's. Of course carrying a rifle ain't much of a problem if you have a comfortable sling, and I have done so, many times.   
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Remington 700 in .300 Win Mag. There is a good balance of power, moderate recoil in a flat shooting cartridge that is readily available. I like the CDL and KS versions.
I already have a KS in 7mm mag or I would get one of those first.  
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wide open choices here ..compact mag vs the good old 30-06 or a high velocity 300 wonder mag with a 26inch tube.. Either way - use premium stuff / well constructed bullets and heavy for caliber rounds when going after moose.
However- for me-- I'd grab a 300 WBY , preferable stainless if you can find one
As an aside- the new 300 Rem Ultra Mag power loads might work -- you can pick from an 06 level , 300 Win Mag power, or max it out at the full power load for moose


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Savage 16fss in 300wsm or 270wsm, keep it light and short and scope it with quality optics like a 1" kahles or conquest. Replace the factory stock with a stockade sporter or mule deer.

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For Moose...... a BAR in .338 Win Mag and for Deer a BAR in 30-06 (which I have).  IMHO there's a big difference in the two animals...... whatever good medicine for Moose is overkill for deer and whatever is good for Deer is a little on the small side for Moose.  If I were going to hunt both regularily, I would buy two rifles, otherwise I would buy the rifle best suited for the one I will be hunting  the most.
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i want to know who started this whole premise that moose are so tough to kill? really people i have seen moose die from single .243 bullets, a moose isnt that tough to kill, anything you use to kill mule deer is quite capable of killing a moose, a .270 or a 30-06 is gods plenty to kill a moose, in the words of dale clifford a moose is more likely to lay down and cry after being shot, because they are wimpy creatures with a big body. you dont need a .338 to kill a moose even in alaska, the only reason people take bigger guns with them up north is in case they come across a nasty big brown bear, and in that case i would want a bigger gun than a 30-06, but really folks any deer rifle loaded with a good bullet like a nosler partition will take a moose as well as a deer.

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Cyborg!!.........................Thanks! I was reading an article on a compact rifle that Jeff Quinn was reviewing on "gunblast.com" where he discusses that many new, in-experienced and even some experienced hunters do not foresee possible or potential physical hardships in the field, whether it be the from the terrain, hiking long distances, from the weather or a combo of all!!..........As a result, they buy long and heavier rifles from emotion like we all have done, then get into these situations and hunts which become more of a burden than what was originally planned. That extra 2 lbs. or more of rifle/scope weight, can take its physical toll over a long day, two or more days, regardless of how strong or durable one is!.................The majority of rifles owned are not compacts! But! If a lighter weight, shorter action, handier, easier to carry, shorter barreled compact can produce velocities within 3% to 5%, with the same level of accuracy as the heavier/full sized rifles, (as I have done), then why not own a compact when one is ready for a new rifle!!......Any animal or quarry will not know or feel the difference,,,,,, but the hunter will certainly feel and notice the difference!    
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Hey Pyro........................How about if we all chip in and get you a .270 to use on a moose hunt????Stiring%20The%20Pot  Na%20NaRoll%20on%20Floor%20LaughingOh%20Yea%20Baby
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I'd love to try a "Sisk" rifle or one of Ed Browns,  But right now I don't see that happining,  it would have to be 340 weatherby, because of the comment of moose.
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Originally posted by Big Squeeze Big Squeeze wrote:

Hey Pyro........................How about if we all chip in and get you a .270 to use on a moose hunt????Stiring%20The%20Pot  Na%20NaRoll%20on%20Floor%20LaughingOh%20Yea%20Baby
 
bring it i would even spring for a leupold vxIII scope!
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Careful now!!! I just may get a damn Leupold VX3, per your request, when my Howa comes in!!!! You`d really like that!!!
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i think it would serve you well squeeze! leupold makes a great low power scope, it would be a great choice for taking to africa alaska or alabama you know!
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In Minnesota too????........My offer for you still stands by the way!!!......I`ll cook up;;;; Stiring%20The%20Pot(OOOPS);;;;reload Reloader40 rounds of some really NICE .375 Ruger loads for you! Think of it as a nice frontal shoulder massage!!!! Wink 
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 yeah in minnesota too! i dont wanna think about the bruises on my shoulder after words
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Would be like a strong woman`s fingers!! Stimulate that shoulder! Get the blood flow going!!Naughty
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yeah and a block of ice and a six pack of grain belt for the ride home!
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I'm with Big Squeeze on this one.  The handiness of my Ruger M77 Compact just can be beat - besides the fact that it shoots so well.  My only regret is that I wish I would have bought mine in .260 Rem rather than the 7-08 I did buy. - which is nice but, I think the 6.5 would have proven better as an all-around caliber.
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im telling ya folks the 6.5 is starting to turn heads in the good ole us of a i wish the gun manufacturers would give it more of a chance, they would figure it out that people are starting to like them
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lucznik............You bought an M77 compact? When did you get that? The regular compact with walnut wood or the Frontier compact like mine......Nothing wrong with that 7mm-08 you have my friend!
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i use to have a 708 in a ruger compact as well to short of a forend for me. but still a nice rifle!

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Too short of a forend in what way? I`m 6"3" @ 240lbs. Regardless of any shooting position or my size, my Frontier is well suited for me!!
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