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moose with a 7mm watherby magnum

moose with a 7mm watherby magnum
« on: August 31, 2022, 08:40:13 PM »
using the 7mm weatherby magnum what would be a load for alaskan moose.my 300 has been sold and i may be getting a deluxe 7 mm roy magnum in the coming months.i have read that it is at best a betther round then my 30 06

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Re: moose with a 7mm watherby magnum
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2022, 06:10:40 AM »
While i've not shot one, all the literature says it's just fine. Between the two you have I'd opt for the 7mm as it would have better penetration. A well placed partition or a-frame if you load should would be my choices for what that's worth. I wouldn't hesitate to shoot anything in North America with the exception of a grizzly bear with that combo. 

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Re: moose with a 7mm watherby magnum
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2022, 10:45:21 AM »
    i have read that it is at best a betther round then my 30 06

  What you read was most likely written by a troll on another gun forum who has a contempt for Weatherby rifles. Except for more bullet weights and availability of ammo, the 7 Wby mag outshines the -06 completely. The 7mm Wby and the 7 Rem mag are close in comparison, but the Wby gets the edge. Even the 7 Rem mag has better ballistics than the-06, its faster, has more energy, and has a flatter trajectory.
  The 30-06 is a great round also, but the Big 7's outshine it.  (though you may not believe by much, and again, the animal won't know the difference either)
« Last Edit: September 23, 2022, 12:48:07 PM by danno50 »
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Re: moose with a 7mm watherby magnum
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2022, 11:29:34 PM »
A little late for this thread, but, a 7mm Wby factory loaded 175 gr ammo is loaded to 3000+fps, and when you look at the ballistics of that, it put's on par with factory loaded 180 gr 300 Win mag. That's quite a bit better and the 30-06.

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