I currently have a 10 day Moose hunt scheduled with Teslin Outfitters out of Whitehorse Yukon this September. Its my first trip of this caliber and to say Im anxious is an understatement.
I ran into a dilema last week when I was out doing more practice shooting. I had planned on taking my Remington 300 ultramag, but something went wrong with the scope and I can not get the gun to shoot right. My trip is scheduled for Sept 20th to the 30th. I don't have the time or money to figure out whats up with it so I'm going to take my 30-06. I'm very comfortable shooting this gun out to 300 yards. I currently shoot a Federal Fusion 165 grain shell/bullet. This particular load shoots the most accurate out of all the loads I've tried, and I've shot all the Winchester, Federal, Remington loads. I've only shot Whitetail and Mule deer with this load, but was quite impressed. I drilled a Muley buck directly through the front shoulder and it passed thru with quite a large hole in the rib cage on the other side.
Will this Federal Fusion shell get the Job done or do you reccomend spending the time and money trying to find another load. The guy at the range reccomened shooting a 165 Nosler partition bullet, which Federal makes in its Vital SHok Line of shells, but my past experience was not as positive as the Fusions. And unfortunatly, the range is an 1-1/2 hour drive and between gas and practice ammo, it gets very expensive. If that is what is reccommended though, so be it. I've got too much invested in this trip to screw it up.