Wondering when a moose became so hard to kill. Been there when they dropped with a 30-30 with deer bullets, .270 with core lokts, 7mm mag more times than I can count with any cartridge combo on the shelf. To be honest the most shots to down a moose that I have been a shooter or backup on have been with the 30 caliber magnums or bigger with premium bullets. I have been shooting the .338 win mag for 20 plus years and the smaller calibers always do better. My rifle gets the job done and I love it and shoot it very well but it is too much gun for moose IMHO. I am just backup now so I keep it but I have gone away from premium bullets and do better with corelokts on moose and smaller animals. My shots are not usually 1 shot kills but many 30.06 and smaller calibers are. I have always been reading and looking for the next magic bullet and have completely shot rear to front on a moose, with a failsafe, but I have never done as much damage and humane killing as the deer type bullets in smaller calibers. Just throwing my experience out there.