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Would you consider it adequate for a moose hunt? If so, what would you feed it?
 

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Which 375?
 

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You betcha! Give me a 235-grain Speer Hot-Cor (or a good flat-nosed cast boolit) at about 1700 fps, and light the fire. Moose steaks for dinner, tonight and for the next month!

People seem to be obsessed with caliber/bullet weight, when shot placement and good bullet construction is the key. The first deer I ever killed was with a 22 Stinger, in the head, at about 5 yards. She was dead before she hit the ground. Worry more about putting a good bullet where it needs to go, than what you hit them with. 8)
 

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I sure like the 270 grain bullets in a 375H&H
 

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I kinda hate this question. Maybe it is the word "adequate" that gets me. I have owned a 375 Win in Marlin. Awesome gun, low recoil and easily my favorite gun to carry afield ever. It will kill moose. That said, is this a once in a lifetime hunt? What is the longest range you can expect to have a shot at a moose? Moose tags here are rare so I would want the ability to take a longer shot if need be. Short range the 375 will do it but the 375 in a lever bleeds energy fast. If it were me and I were determined to take it afield I would use a 220 or 250 grain bullet. Not sure what kind of expansion you will get but it will poke a big hole through it.

Like papajohn I have done some things that are illegal and stupid. I just choose not to brag about it as if it should be standard practice. I assume that he is not suggesting that we hunt deer with a 22 rimfire.
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More moose were probabally shot with 44-40, 30-30's and muzzle loaders than all the modern magnums combined. You see alot of bowhunters collecting throphies also. The .375 WCF., especially with 220&250 grain bullets will drop the biggest moose in the woods.
 

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Thought Marlin only made one kind of 375. ;) Ain't the H&H a mite long for the 1895 action? ;D DP
 

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I have shot two moose in my life and the first was with an arrow. The second was with my 338 Winchester magnum. I believe that moose are easy to drop with a well placed shot. My neighbor and his wife hunted moose many times in the 50's 60' and early 70's with 30-30's and they had no problems in harvesting moose.
 

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200 Gr. Sierra's ahead of the book load of AA 1680 runs just shy of 2400 fps out of my fav. 375 (shown in photo) It works just fine...
 

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Parson said:
200 Gr. Sierra's ahead of the book load of AA 1680 runs just shy of 2400 fps out of my fav. 375 (shown in photo) It works just fine...
You are smiling when the picture was taken, but the fun is over and the work is just beginning. :)
 

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You are smiling when the picture was taken, but the fun is over and the work is just beginning. :)
Looks like a lot of work at that! Very nice moose. ;D ;D ;D
 

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Wow, that is a BIG animal. nice goin. When was this hunt. Sorry, didn't mean to hijak the thread, but looks like it's been answered once and for all there.
 

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375 is almost over kill for moose IMO but what do I know we only get one a year if not more. And our Yukon moose are ALOT bigger than the ones you have down in the lower 48. I have taken many with a .270 and most with my 30-06 a .375 will do good just dont hit a shoulder blade or rib or you will have ALOT of meat damage when it fragments.
 

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Very nice moose in the picture Parson! I've had several customers report of taking a moose with the 375 Win and my TLC379-235-RF. I also do not subscribe to the theory of "if this is a one time hunt you better buy and new rifle to make it happen". I say hunt with the rifle you are used to using and add a memory to its use. I learned this lesson from an friend of my fathers in the '60s.

He had an Remington bolt gun chambered in 300 Savage, and decided to go to Colorado elk hunting. Back in the day everyone told him that he needed at least a 30-06 in case the elk was at 200-yards (now that is not good enough, you will be told you need a 300 Belch Fire Mag for the same shot). Any way, he bought the 30-06 and ended up shooting a large 6X7 at 45 yards. He always regretted not using the 300 Savage that he continued to hunt with to his death. He sold the 30-06 within a few months of returning from the hunt because he thought it was overkill on Texas whitetails.

I wonder how many moose have been killed with the 38-55 Win, I bet a bunch!
 

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Ranch Dog I wonder how many moose have been killed with the 38-55 Win said:
Lots of them, but not as many as the 30-30 ;)
 

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By what I have read on the Ranch Dog site. The lowly little 38-55 in the Marlin 336 CB can push his TLC379-235-RF to just over 2000 FPS. I think it just might work lol.

And that would be the same ball park or a little less than what one can do in the Marlin 375. Just thinking out loud. :).

Ranch Dog by the way I have found some great reading on your site. Thank You for all of the great info.
 

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I've taken a nice bull moose with a 30-30 and 2 years ago a friend of mine took a moose with a 40-82. The 375 should do just fine as long as you don't try a shot over 200 yrds.
 

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That Moose was a Montana Moose and no, they are not as big as the Yukon or Alaskan Moose but it was delicious!

I love the 375's and the rifle in the photo is one that has been converted to straight grip. Its a great saddle gun.

Ranch Dog, I love cast bullets and your molds are very highly regarded! I have not been casting for the .375 yet but that could certainly be a future project when time allows.

I shot a moose in Alaska with at 7mm WSM and a Barnes 140gr. Triple Shock bullet. He was quite a ways away but at the shot he staggered for a couple seconds and fell over. Everything was over QUICK. At the distance he was away, when the bullet impacted it was about 30-30 velocity. We recovered the bullet by slitting the hide on the far side and it popped right out. THEN (as some have noted) the work began! When something that stands over 7' at the shoulder (puts the rack almost 10' in the air) tips over, its impressive to say the least.
 

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Not only does the work begin but it's accomplished over all that terrain with sticks and junk to step and trip over. ;D
 

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janott said:
Not only does the work begin but it's accomplished over all that terrain with sticks and junk to step and trip over. ;D
At least he didn't fall over and die in a pond or lake! I can't even IMAGINE the amount of work involved if that happened. :p
 
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