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Old August 13, 2018, 09:26 PM   #1
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Anyone hunt moose in nome

Heading up there and have my permits except for 2c it is any bull with antlers. How is the terrain as this is my first trip up. I would love to use my 45-70 instead of the 06. Any suggestions
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Old August 13, 2018, 10:23 PM   #2
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How about......don't get too close to one of them, especially if they're angry!
Hilly brush with lots of water obstacles, or wide-open roadsides. When I was up there I saw more moose while driving than I did out in the bush.
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Old August 14, 2018, 07:07 AM   #3
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Moose meat is too good to use superfluous bullet diameter! You might waste a couple ounces!
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Old August 14, 2018, 09:42 AM   #4
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Lol point well taken
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Old August 14, 2018, 10:21 AM   #5
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I'd recommend a hard cast gas-checked flat nose bullet of around 400 grains.

I have seen excellent results with them from 45-70s on moose, buffalo, black bears and elk. Fired at 1400 to 1700 FPS (depending on what shoots best in your gun) such bullet exit the game, leave larger holes then you would think, and just work wonderfully. The LBT style is about the best of the bunch, but with any flat nose 45-70 of that weight and speed you have "room to spare" so I would not be overly concerned with the smallest details. They all work well on large animals.
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Old August 14, 2018, 12:22 PM   #6
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"...Heading up there..." Assuming you're driving, you'll have to pay our licencing fee just to drive through. $25Cdn.($19.07USD as of today). And don't even think about CCW.
Go here and think Option 1. Failing to do so will result in your arrest, being escorted to the border and turned over to Homeland Security(who will likely charge you with illegally exporting a firearm and ammunition under U.S. law. Which I believe is a U.S. Federal felony.) and likely denied future entry. Thank you for coming and enjoy your stay.
http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/f...visite-eng.htm
However, apparently you cannot drive to Nome, Alaska, anyway. No roads go there.
Go here for maps. http://www.alaska.org/maps
Any .45-70 bullet will drop Bullwinkle providing it's placed correctly. Practice, off hand, at a 9" pie plate, at 100 yards, until you can hit it every time.
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Old August 14, 2018, 03:21 PM   #7
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No I flying. I fly to Alaska often as my kid lives in anchorage. Then my son in law and I will fly to nome on Alaska air
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Old August 15, 2018, 03:24 PM   #8
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I would go with the 30-06.

Not a thing against the 45-70, but trajectory can be an issue and Nome is one of those places you might get a long shot.
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Old August 16, 2018, 10:22 AM   #9
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Thank you rc
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Old August 16, 2018, 10:28 AM   #10
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I went out to the range my 45-70 is right on at 100 and i was able to consistently hit the target at 200 calulating the hold over. I never take any long shots and usually let anything pass so i will go with the 45-70 . Any thing longer i will have to try my calling. I always appreciate the great advice you guys give me. I worked up to near max on penns 405 hardcast. I am around 1730 fps and with the gel pads the old shoulder is doing fine. Unlike Buffalo Bore magnum at 2002 fps ouch

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Old August 16, 2018, 12:20 PM   #11
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"...I fly to Alaska..." All that was just a CYA thing. Seems you don't have any choice with Nome.
"...Buffalo Bore magnum at 2002 fps..." No more a magnum than a WSM. Just a max load. Bullwinkle is not armoured. Any .45-70 load will drop him with a well placed shot.
Issue is the ballistics. A 405 grain SP sighted in at 100 yards will drop 8.5" at 150 and 24" at 200. And the remaining energy at 200 is about 1000 ft-lbs. Just enough. Depends on what brand too though.
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Old August 16, 2018, 09:49 PM   #12
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I spent a lot of time in the Nome area. I was CO of a NG Native Company out of the Nome BN.

As to shooting moose, my opinion is go with the 'o6, with good quality 180 gr bullets. They are more then capable.

As to Nome area. Not a lot of roads, I dont know if you're a foot or planning on hiring someone to fly you out.


The Seward Penn. has some mountains but mostly rolling brush covered hills. Best bet would be glassing the tree (brush) line another river/creeks until you spot one, then figure out a stalk.

There is a lot of country out there, to be honest I've done most of my traveling on skis.

I havent been there in a long time. Back then you had to be careful hunting on native lands.

I dont know where exactly your suppose to hunt, but If I was to hunt there, I'd hire a 4 wheeler and hunt the Taylor road. Then if time permitted, take a boat to Brevic Mission
then hunt the wooded are east of there.

Its been 30 years. When I lived up there I went out with the natives but I really didnt hunt my self.
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Old August 17, 2018, 02:16 PM   #13
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Got four wheelers and Taylor road is on my plan thank you for the advice I so appreciate it
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