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Which one for Moose??

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Re: Which one for Moose??
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2016, 10:42:52 AM »
Quote  "Have had excellent luck with the Spire Point loads in my 240 and 7mm Bees on deer size game, would it hold up in a 300 if I were to get a real close shot, there's some decent deals on line for them right now." I don't believe you'd have to get "real close" with a 300 using a Spire Point load. That Spire Point bullet would be good out to 200 yards easy with good shot placement.
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Re: Which one for Moose??
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2016, 12:24:17 AM »
I would have no problem using both the 180 gr spire point or spitzer load on moose. You will just have more meat damage,compared to the other loads with premium bullets.  8)

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Re: Which one for Moose??
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2016, 09:28:56 AM »
  Good choice with the 300 Wby, both of the 180's spire point or spitzer will work well, punch some paper they may surprise you and be sub moa @ 100 yds with a non sub moa rifle, my sporter does this.  As for moose, at impact 2000 ft/lbs of energy for a humane kill. The 300 Wby has that covered no matter what your choice is for ammo at ranges mentioned, good luck on your up and coming hunt.

Re: Which one for Moose??
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2016, 04:40:47 PM »
Thanks for the replies guys. I'll play around and punch some paper and see what happens, maybe I'll even get time to work up some of my own loads and try them too, I have both 180gn TTSX and 180gn Sierra GameKings sitting here I wouldn't mind trying.

Quote  "Have had excellent luck with the Spire Point loads in my 240 and 7mm Bees on deer size game, would it hold up in a 300 if I were to get a real close shot, there's some decent deals on line for them right now." I don't believe you'd have to get "real close" with a 300 using a Spire Point load. That Spire Point bullet would be good out to 200 yards easy with good shot placement.

I should have worded my question a tad differently, was more or less curious if anyone had experience on Moose/Elk with the Spire Point at a very close range, just incase a unexpected shot were to happen at say 40-50 yards at 300 Bee velocities. I've recovered some Spire Points out of Mule Deer that were taken from close ranges with my 240 and the jacket was completely separated from the core and not much left of it, however they were both bang/flop outcomes so I should probably not be overthinking it and praising it for what it had done.
I have no doubt it will do the job way out beyond 200 yds if I do my part!
I think sometimes a guy just overthinks the Premium Bonded/Mono/Partition vs old school Cup and Core.