New moose rifle

5/13/14 @ 6:54 PM
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drptine
drptine
USER since 6/6/07
Always was intrigued by the 338-06 and finally have one. Should be a fun gun to reload for.
Edited on 5/13/14 6:55 PM
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10/7/14 @ 3:05 PM
drptine
drptine
USER since 6/6/07
338-06 did wonders on the moose population.

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5/18/14 @ 10:40 PM
ditto
ditto
USER since 12/6/10
You could really say it came out 111 years ago as the '06 is nothing but the 30/03 case designed for a different bullet.

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5/18/14 @ 10:27 PM
Lectrotech
Lectrotech
USER since 11/19/09
Amazing. All of the things that have been done with a cartridge case that went into production 108 years ago. They still try to develop new big game cartridges and they always get compared to the 3006. I too like wide bullets and would rather use my .444 than my 06. Someday I can see a 35 Whelen in the gun case.

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5/18/14 @ 10:20 PM
ihookem
ihookem
USER since 11/29/01
Good caliber Droptine! The 338-06 and the 35 Whelen are a very good and cost effective option to the magnums. Got nuthin against the mags but the 338-06 is a magnum for all practical purposses. Nice moose gun, where are ya going for moose??

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5/16/14 @ 6:40 AM
Guidedfishing
Guidedfishing
USER since 8/2/01
Nice Cooper rifle you will have to give us a report after you run some rounds down the tube.

I have a 35 Whelen that I have used to take both Moose and Elk with a 225 grain Nosler partition. The purist's will never launch anything less than a 250 grain slug out of their Whelen, which it was originally designed to do.

You will find that 06 case has a tendency to perform much better with the .338 and .358 caliber bullets then it does with the old reliable .308. Anyone I know that has spent some time on the 338-06 and the .35 Whelen have pretty much parted ways with their 30-06.

I find the 200 grain Hornady or the 220 grain Speer will flat out smack a deer down out to 300 yards without issue with quality handloads.

Enjoy your 338 - 06 I believe you will be impressed not only with its inherent accuracy but the affect on large game is amazing. You become a believer in big fat bullets very quickly.

Never seen anything walk away from a big old lumbering 45-70. squarely hit. So you get the idea.

Shoot straight and shoot often GF

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5/15/14 @ 9:53 AM
Steve @ G & S
Steve @ G & S
MEMBER since 6/15/01
That's a nice HUNTING rifle you've got there! And the optics you've chosen should make for a nice shooting combination.

I always wanted to go moose hunting and figured that my old Marlin 1895 chambered in .45/70 would do the job.

Formerly Steve @ G & S

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5/14/14 @ 8:32 PM
drptine
drptine
USER since 6/6/07
I do alot of hunting and just need a gun that performs well and not look pretty. They do have some nice wood stcoks on their guns though. Got the scope pretty much picked out for it. Think it will be the swarovski Z5 in the 3.5- 18 with the brh reticle. Just cant wait to start shooting this thing to see how it performs.

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5/14/14 @ 1:14 AM
ditto
ditto
USER since 12/6/10
NIce gun! I've always wanted a 35 Whelen, which is pretty much the same as you 338/06. I can't believe you got a Copper and didn't go with one of their beautiful wood stocks though!

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