- Jun 30, 2018
So I drew a Shiras tag for Idaho this year and only have one rifle, a 25-06. From what I’ve read, recommendations for moose general start in the 7mm or 30cal range and go up from there. I want to be ethical in my rifle choice but money is also tight to be dropping it left and right. I have also always struggled to get rid of being recoil shy since I was young (though having ear plugs has helped tremendously)so I’m cautious about magnums. Looking to update my rifle for moose and elk, what caliber should I look at and any affordable (sub $700) would you recommend? I also should note that I cannot find 25-06 ammo for the life of me that’s not core-lokt so that also factors into my thoughts of upgrading.