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#202498 - 10/11/19 03:01 PM Moose Medicine
KRal
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I managed to acquire a cow moose tag this year in northern Maine. I?ve decide my primary weapon will be my Ruger Super Redhawk 480.



The load I?ll be shooting is a 390gr powder coated cast hollow point over 14.5 grains of HS6. I?ve got it zeroed three inches high at 50 yards. My eye sight ain?t as good as it once was so I can?t shoot them little tight shot groups of yesteryears, but I?m definitely minute of moose. I should be good out to 100 yards with the iron sights. If the critters don?t cooperate with a comfortable iron sighted revolver shot, I?ll be taking my 270 win Encore for emergency situations. I?ve got some 130gr accubonds over a stiff dose of varget worked up for it - should be good out to 400 yards with that combo. Just a couple more weeks -can?t wait!
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#202500 - 10/11/19 03:25 PM Re: Moose Medicine [Re: KRal]
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with a bullet in the right spot they are not hard to kill but they don`t know that... One of those Holland Tunnel HP`s in the lungs should give you a years worth of moose meat... the best of luck in the north country....
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#202501 - 10/11/19 03:53 PM Re: Moose Medicine [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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KRal what bullet is that . And how is the powder coating work out ?
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#202503 - 10/11/19 04:02 PM Re: Moose Medicine [Re: nytracker]
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It?s a bullet that GlennS designed and Sixshot cast/powder coated. I?m fairly new at shooting cast bullets, but I?m taking a liking to them in some of my revolvers. Maybe sixshot or GlennS will be along to fill you in more in the bullet.
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#202504 - 10/11/19 04:11 PM Re: Moose Medicine [Re: KRal]
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Glenn S was kind enough to assist me in purchasing that same mold. I haven't powder coated any . It's great pig medicine. That's what I used on last 4 pig hunts. I dont think I could ask for anything more .
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#202505 - 10/11/19 04:22 PM Re: Moose Medicine [Re: nytracker]
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I thought it looked like the same bullet, but wasn?t sure. I?m ready to see what it?ll do to a moose.
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#202518 - 10/12/19 12:17 AM Re: Moose Medicine [Re: KRal]
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That will be a nice hunt. A moose would be cool.
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#202520 - 10/12/19 12:57 AM Re: Moose Medicine [Re: KYODE]
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I used the same caliber SRH to take my bull moose several years ago with a 370 gr cast bullet. It was before the powder coating craze came along but mine was a one shot kill with a complete pass through. This bullet is better & has been used on a lot of game.
A friend used my gun & bullet on his bison, another friend used my Harton 480 & the 390 gr HP on his bull moose as I sat beside him, both were one shot kills. The alloy is usually 70/30, wheelweights to lead at about 1050-1100 fps.

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#202546 - 10/12/19 08:58 PM Re: Moose Medicine [Re: sixshot]
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Good luck on your hunt and good pick in the 480.
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#202548 - 10/12/19 09:01 PM Re: Moose Medicine [Re: BRASF0311]
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KRal, Wishing you the best of luck! Nice choice of handgun. Post hunt photos and story required! memtb
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