Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Alpine Black Watch


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16
Like Tree15Likes

Thread: Moose vs Cutting Edge MTH

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    18

    Moose vs Cutting Edge MTH

    Here ya go fellas, I posted this story on the LRH forum recently, some of you are members and may have already read it !
    enjoy .......

    ....
    In my last post on the 375 Norma thread ... (10 months ago)

    .375 Norma - Page 7 - Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

    I promised to keep y'all updated on the results with the Barnes bullets and my wildcat the 375 Precision Rifled Ordnance (375 PRO) ,

    I'm sorry to say that load developement never took place ..... let me explain .....

    With the phenomenal accuracy the 320 gr Cutting Edge MTH bullets produced in my 9lb rifle and with the far superior BC's, there was absolutely no reason to mess with lower bc bullets ........ I simply used that seating depth and kept adding Reloder 22 in 1/2 grain increments until I reached my goal of 2800 fps, knowing that I won't be hunting in hot temps/weather conditions I wasn't concerned with the temp instability RL22 was known to have and went with it...

    Work prevented me from doing the brown/black bear hunt in the Spring like I wanted, never had a chance to test my 375 PRO & the MTH bullets on a bear ....

    I got my opportunity in the Fall on a bull moose !
    My job again interfered with my long range moose hunting setup, I was forced to do a close range, 'call 'em in' style of hunt ... This is a long range forum and I apologize to those who would rather see a report on a long range kill, This was at very close range, sorry man, next time !

    Me & my gal were running a local river on a 16ft jetboat on the day before her birthday, We both took a couple days off work for her birthday ... WE WENT MOOSE HUNTING !!! (it's an annual event for us... tradition you might say )

    The torrential rains for the last several weeks transformed the typically mild mannered river into a dangerous beast that seemed to want to swallow us whole at every bend, even all the small tributaries and sloughs suddenly decided to attempt murder and we were the chosen victims ...

    Defiant, we kept on going with the horizontal rain pounding nonstop, obscuring vision and drenching us thoroughly, after what felt like forever we reached our spot and set up in an area with a birch tree that was torn up and scarred by a bull moose with an attitude, the brush around the tree looked like a bomb went off , not one blade of grass nor twig was spared, this bull was destroying everything in sight and I knew he was going to be a lot of fun taunting & insulting ! This bad boy was gonna come charging out mad as hell and we had a problem .... My lovely assisstant was shivering uncontrollably and I could see that the morning hunt just was not gonna happen, I decided to leave the area to go set up our spike camp instead and she did not object .... Two hours later with dry clothes on and in front of a roaring bonfire (and no rain) I could see a renewed thrill of the hunt in her eyes and I felt like Dr. Frankenstein ! Proud of my work yet aware that I created a monster !

    Later that evening, upon returning to the spot of carnage created by the bull's jealous rage, I set up a lightweight aluminum 8ft stepladder that I had painted with my favorite color ... camo !
    Hunting in the area earlier in the season I'd realized that we had no shot with all the tall thick brush obscuring the line of sight from the riverbank to the edge of the taller trees, my solution was an 8 ft stepladder for her so she had stable enough elevation above the brush and a good shooting rest for her rifle ..... For myself I brought a 16 ft extension ladder shamelessly hosed with paint in an ultra cool random camo pattern ! I set it up on the birch tree the bull had a problem with and bunjy-eed it up securely, this was my lookout spot and antler judging perch, I had to be 100% certain the bull was a shooter before the shot ....

    I started the argument by making some cow calls to let the bull think that not all the girls were with him, after 20 minutes of cow calling I mixed it up with some bull grunts and light brush thrashing then silence for 10 minutes, this went on for an hour or so and then I let him have it !
    I called the bull moose every filthy name I knew in moose language and violently thrashed the brush around with a canoe paddle (to mimic antler sounds) while telling him what I was gonna do with his girls after I kick his arse .

    Then my gal motions me over and whispers to me "I keep hearing a frog croaking in the woods" !

    It worked !! He was coming and not shy about it, he was grunting with every step towards us and after listening to him for a minute I knew that he was seriously offended by my comments and was coming over to set me straight ....

    Within minutes he was near the edge of the forest only 50 yards away but it was impossible to confirm if he was a shooter, he held his ground just out of sight and complained about my insults and behavior ! I knew I had to do something before he made us and fled !
    I turned it into a shouting match and insulted the size of his bullhood for all to hear in the forest !

    That was it, he had enough of my bs and stepped out swaying his antlers from side to side, eyes glazed over, drooling and frothing at the mouth, it was evident he was no longer willing to settle our dispute in a civilized manner !
    In his anger he unwittingly showed me 5 brow tines on one side of his rack and I told my shooter to take him out !
    She fired her Tikka T3 300 WSM and the 180 gr Barnes MRX slammed into the bull and he dropped instantly on the spot !
    I congratulated her, turned off my video camera (yep, I got the shot on video) and we approached the bull, fighting our way through the brush we had to do a left half circle towards the bull and came out behind him, I looked back to check on my huntress and she was busy fighting off some alders that attacked her feet, I turned back towards the fallen bull and What The ??

    He was on his feet and stumbling towards the river, with few seconds to spare and my shooter occupied I raised my rifle and shot the bull in the ass !
    I wasn't gonna let him pull a Houdini in the river !

    The 375 cal 320 gr bullet weighed 301.5 gr after slamming into the bull moose at close range and 2800 fps, bull decided to leave and received a "Texas heart shot" that disintegrated the hindquarter ball joint bones and without getting deflected it tunneled straight line, destroyed the liver, heart, lungs and plowed through the lower neck /chest bones ... it was recovered in the thick neck hide hanging halfway out, a complete straight line pass through and death was immediate, these bullets will stop a bulldozer in its tracks .... With this kind of performance I have absolutely no reservations in using the Cutting Edge MTH bullets in close quarters mortal combat with psychotic death defying brown bears ........
    Attached Images Attached Images     
    Last edited by Swamplord; 17-03-2015 at 10:57 PM.

  2. #2
    Member Dundee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Way East of D'Vagas
    Posts
    16,265
    Brilliant!!
    "Thats not a knife, this is a knife"
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    CFD

    tps://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20180505T00&p0=264&msg=Dundees+Countdo wn+to+Gamebird+Season+2018&font=cursive

  3. #3
    Sending it Gibo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    The Hill
    Posts
    20,613
    Fuck me son you can yarn like a pro good shit

  4. #4
    R93
    R93 is offline
    Member R93's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Westland NZ
    Posts
    14,746
    Friggin nice bull!
    I am heading over in 2016 for hopefully, something nearly as big as that.

    Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
    199p likes this.
    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

  5. #5
    Almost literate. veitnamcam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Nelson
    Posts
    20,146
    Great bull and yarn thanks for sharing.
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

  6. #6
    Member wsm junkie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Northern Rangitikei
    Posts
    765

  7. #7
    Member 199p's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Palmerston North
    Posts
    3,083
    Awesum story mate thanks for the read
    Konus binoculars " The power to imagine"

  8. #8
    Member DanS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Palmerston North
    Posts
    201
    Love it, awesome read enjoyed every bit, cant wait for the next installment !
    You know, if you need 100 rounds to kill a deer, maybe hunting isn't your sport.

  9. #9
    Member craigc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Upper Hutt
    Posts
    1,350
    I reckon you'd have to have some balls shooting a moose with a piddly little 300 WSM! No offence M'am.
    Just as well the big guy was there to back you up!!

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    18
    Name:  image.jpg
Views: 391
Size:  241.6 KBName:  image.jpg
Views: 494
Size:  127.8 KBName:  image.jpg
Views: 371
Size:  172.3 KBName:  image.jpg
Views: 368
Size:  172.4 KB


    The 300 WSM is plenty !

    Moose aren't that hard to kill, after the shot they'll just kick around a bit and their spirit moves on to greener pastures with more long legged brunettes

    She has taken a few out to 200 yards with the 300 WSM, all 1 shot kills ! usually by the time you get to them they are done kicking, this was a 35 yard shot and I came up on him within split seconds of the shot, bull didn't even know he was dead and may or may not have made it to the river 35 yards away, I wasn't waiting to find out .....
    bad mistake on my part for not giving him a minute to make peace with the world ..... lesson well learned and mistake will not be repeated

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    18
    Quote Originally Posted by DanS View Post
    Love it, awesome read enjoyed every bit, cant wait for the next installment !
    A few years back I tested the 338 cal 300 gr Accubond in my 338 Edge on a black bear, wrote up a yarn on it, I can dig it up and post it if y'all want, got pics too
    199p likes this.

  12. #12
    Almost literate. veitnamcam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Nelson
    Posts
    20,146
    Yes please
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

  13. #13
    Member Scouser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    JAFA
    Posts
    4,477
    One word mate....MAGNIFICENT....im off to Fiordland.......
    While I might not be as good as I once was, Im as good once as I ever was!

    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt

  14. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Alaska
    Posts
    18
    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Fuck me son you can yarn like a pro good shit
    Hahaha, funny shyte there ! my name is Pro !
    part of my full (ancient Greek) name, don't ask ....

    Stop in and check out my FB page I run, Wildcat Cartridges and Custom Guns ,


    https://m.facebook.com/groups/352883...group_activity

    Name:  image.jpg
Views: 334
Size:  163.7 KB
    Gibo likes this.

  15. #15
    Sending it Gibo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    The Hill
    Posts
    20,613
    Quote Originally Posted by Swamplord View Post
    Hahaha, funny shyte there ! my name is Pro !
    part of my full (ancient Greek) name, don't ask ....

    Stop in and check out my FB page I run, Wildcat Cartridges and Custom Guns rifles

    Fixed

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Cutting Edge 338, 375 & 50 BMG Projectiles
    By Kiwi Greg in forum Reloading and Ballistics
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 21-05-2014, 08:08 PM
  2. Moose
    By Bavarian_Hunter in forum Hunting
    Replies: 48
    Last Post: 29-12-2013, 06:55 AM
  3. No Moose!
    By R93 in forum Hunting
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 25-10-2013, 09:37 AM
  4. Moose Roar
    By Crwadj in forum Hunting
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 15-02-2013, 10:40 AM
  5. Cutting Edge Bullets.
    By Kiwi Greg in forum Reloading and Ballistics
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 30-10-2012, 08:33 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!