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Old April 8, 2007, 01:08 AM   #26
aaalaska
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Buy the rifle,who needs a reason.As for moose I've shoot a few 1 ,20 ga slug 20 yds, 1 12 ga slug 65 yds[long shot] 1 308 50 yds a couple or more with 300 mag[definate bear country].1 bow kill.was with my son for his moose 1 cow 30-30 15 yards ,1 45-70 20 yrds,was also with my hunting partner for most of his kills all since we started hunting together over 15 years ago all were killed with a 300,mag 165 gr bt. We only had to track one my sons kill with the 45/ 70 shot on the run died about 50 yds in the brush.
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Old April 8, 2007, 12:25 PM   #27
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Moose are Tough!

I hunt moose every year up here near Thunder Bay. So far most of our kills were with 180gr 308 s.Also 338,6.5x54 Mannlicher(one shot!},3006,358 win and 303 Brit. And my first moose was taken with a #5 Lee-Enfield(jungle carbine)Some 29 years ago! All our Elk are a "protected species"and cannot be hunted,the fine is 25000$ and a 5yr license suspention. Regards to all you fellow moosers! Jim
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Old April 8, 2007, 05:56 PM   #28
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I have come to a decision re: a new rifle

After much thought, as much as I want a Remington, I decided that I will be getting this rifle:

http://www.czusa.com/product_detail.php?id=17

in 9.3x62mm. Reasons being:

-Handled a CZ550 yesterday and had forgotten how much I like them - how finely finished they are, etc.
-I want the controlled feed of the CZ550 over the push feed of the Rem 700 or the semi-auto 750, for potentiallly dangerous critters,
-Love that set trigger of the CZ 550, and finally,
-9.3x62mm splits the difference between .35 whelen and .375 HH mag, so it's fits both niches - can double as an african plains game rifle if I ever make it over there (not that a .35 whelen wouldn't; but a Euro caliber might be more readily accepted as a substitute for .375 HH over the .35 Whelen). Plus the caliber is just different, and I like being different (if it ain't .30-06, such that you can find ammo anywhere - i.e. .35 whelen - then may as well go REALLY different). And finally,
-the big kicker: I MUST have that beautiful turkish walnut mannlicher/bavaria style stock on a rifle soon, and this rifle kills 2 birds with one stone, so to speak. I'm jonesing real bad-like for a mannlicher style, and need the good stuff, baby!

My mind is made up, unless someone wants to talk me out of it. Still would probably just use .30-'06 for moose, though, so as not to scratch this baby up - ha. Take it as a backup rifle maybe - yeah, that's it. With those cool irons on the 550 FS, however, I may have to use a see-through mount, or go altogether scopeless the way god intended.

I want to thank you all for being massive enablers for the addiction. Maybe I'll come up there and hunt meese in thunder bay and take in a maple leafs game, jim - what happened today - Islanders win or Toronto in?

I still want to get a Remington to thank them for dumping Zumbo, but it'll probably be in .30-'06 or some other common caliber which I already have.

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Old April 8, 2007, 08:39 PM   #29
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Looks good to me and I am a Remington fan. I keep reading how push feeds aren't as good but after a few thousand rounds, no failures yet.
I thought that was a good price on the CZ, and you can always beat MSRP.
All I wanna know is how it shoots and how you like it.
Gosh FF ya gotta kill the meese with it, dings in a hunt like that are good memories, and to me add to the rifle. Try not to get any but no big deal if you do a little one or two.

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Old April 8, 2007, 09:33 PM   #30
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You know, it is a tough call between the two. The CZ should serve you well and 9.3x62 is a proven big-game cartridge. If you stop and think about it, the 9.3 Mauser IS the European .35 Whelen. Keep in mind that ammo for it will be more readily available in Africa AND a lot of countries over there allow it to be used on dangerous game.
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Old April 8, 2007, 09:47 PM   #31
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I don't know??? I've never been trampled by an Elk but I wish the same was true for the Moose... Tempermental sunsabeaches!!!
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