I have shoulder blades from a 9 1/2' Brownie that I shot with a .348 Winchester model 71. None hit the blades though. No pass through shots either. i have killed 30 moose, but only one was hit in the shoulder blade, and that was with a .300 mag at fairly close range. It was ugly, and the penetration was not good. The bullets that day were not a good choice for moose (or bear for that matter) You want a premium quality bullet for these large, and dangerous animals. If you are using a handgun, use the hardest, heaviest bullet for your caliber. In a long gun such as a .300, .338, .375 go with something like a Barnes X. In the large, slower moving calibers like .45-70 and the like, go again with a heavy hard bullet. Just FYI. I checked into what the guides carried for backing up their clients on Kodiak when I moved here over 30 years ago. The weapon of choice THEN was the .375 H&H magnum. With the proliferation of so many new cartridges, the .375 may not be the king today, but it for sure is still a popular choice. You can't have TOO much gun when you are around Brown bears. Griz are a lot smaller although some people lump them in with the Brownies. Good Luck on your hunt.
Originally Posted by GTFor died instantly because his lungs froze from breathing in Arctic air.
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