Ok before you all start saying something let me explain.
I been wondering if I could use my SKS for hunting moose no more than 100 meters.
Now I been hunting moose since I was 6-7 years old and have killed more than enough, I am 24 now.
I used 8mm Mauser, 30-06, and 30-30. They have all done the job.
Now I see that the ballistics for a 30-30 are almost similar to the 7.62x39.
The 30-30 is a heavier bullet and has a bit more velocity (I think it does, not for sure).
I looked for other websites pertaining to using an SKS (or any 7.62x39 for that matter) as a moose hunting rifle, and it's always BIG no, you ALWAYS need a .300 Mag or a .338, AT least! I also read somewhere all you need is 1,000 foot pound energy to kill a moose. Doesn't that mean the SKS is quite able within range? Now where I come from (Canada), I have met people (old indians) who shot moose with a .22 LR...I found that incredible but they say just aim behind the ear and that's all it takes...anyways I think it's all about shot placement.
What do you think? I am confident I could kill a bull moose with my SKS and SP ammo at a reasonable distance, nothing like 400 or 800 yards! Now I do prefer that good ol' bolt action for hunting, because of the obvious reasons, but I had to kill a black bear that was charging me one time in the bush...I let of 5 shots and that bear did a complete somer circle and tumbled on its back and was dead instantly (This was with FMJ ammo too because I wasn't hunting at the moment) Although I wish it didn't come to that, it had to be done. Now I wonder if I had my bolt action with me, one shot and if I would have missed and that would probably be it. So yeah I don't plan on shooting a moose at a long range with the SKS. I just want to know what you guys feel about this?
Any feedback is appreciated.