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    Re: The bull moose of a lifetime, but he's face on to you

    I would drop into the sitting position, then nail him right in the centre of the chest. If it did not go directly down, I would immediately smack him in the first vital area that presented itself. It would be a done deal at 200 yards.
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    Re: The bull moose of a lifetime, but he's face on to you

    [QUOTE=j270wsm;2008250]Sounds like the worst advice and a lot of wasted meat[/QUOTE Its a joke!I wouldn't take the shot

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    Re: The bull moose of a lifetime, but he's face on to you

    Quote Originally Posted by wos View Post
    The second half is not good advice at all.
    Again its a joke.No I wouldn't take the shot haha

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    Re: The bull moose of a lifetime, but he's face on to you

    Not ideal, but if heavy bush either side of him it might be your only shot. Not the time for an "off hand, heart pounding shot". You need a rest of some kind.
    If he stepped out into a clearing and I was able to get into a resting position with cross hairs on him I'd try to wait him out. He might keep coming your way or if he decides to turn and you're on him you should get a good lung shot into him. As we know things happen fast and we often don't get a second chance.

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    Re: The bull moose of a lifetime, but he's face on to you

    I'd wait for at least a quartering shot....i don't want a bullet in the guts or hinds and I'm not the desperate type.

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    Re: The bull moose of a lifetime, but he's face on to you

    Frontal works well on elk I can't see why a moose would shrug it off.
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    Re: The bull moose of a lifetime, but he's face on to you

    In 40 years have done it three times, two at roughly 100 yards, third at 300+. Know your rifle and it is an easy, ethical shot, as good as the boiler room.

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    Re: The bull moose of a lifetime, but he's face on to you

    Quote Originally Posted by Leaseman View Post
    In 40 years have done it three times, two at roughly 100 yards, third at 300+. Know your rifle and it is an easy, ethical shot, as good as the boiler room.
    Hmmmm just remember Mike not to turn your back on a " dead down bull moose "..lol..the look on your face priceless..
    Have a good day Buddy.
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    Re: The bull moose of a lifetime, but he's face on to you

    Quote Originally Posted by srupp View Post
    Hmmmm just remember Mike not to turn your back on a " dead down bull moose "..lol..the look on your face priceless..
    Have a good day Buddy.
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    Got to bring that one up eh buddy!!

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    Re: The bull moose of a lifetime, but he's face on to you

    Shot a bull moose offhand one time at about 75 yards just before dark about a mile away from camp. Certainly not ideal timing but ... Figured I would save some meat and shoot him in the noggin’. First shot gave him a nosebleed so continued with 4 more solid shots in the cranium from a 7Mag. When I walked over he was stone dead, not even a convulsion. Learned my lesson ... better off in the boiler room. Did luck out though as I had just fired the last shot when my bud hollered out from the bush who just happened to be close by so gutting was quick and easy. Saved my bacon ... again.
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