Caliber and Bullet Questions For First Yukon Hunt


Dec 24, 2006
I wouldn't fret the petals blowing off myself. Nowadays the mono bullet makers are building their bullets to get the front ends to expand and fragment. That heavy of bone is tough on any bullet, and a one shot kill on a bull like that is testament to how well that bullet worked. The big flat slightly expanded meplat on the remaining shank is still doing alot of damage as it continues to penetrate as well.

Awesome bull and congrats on the hunt. It looks incredible!

Guy Miner

Master Loader
Apr 6, 2006
Wow! Nice shooting, and congrats on the terrific bull.

I agree with Scotty and I'm not surprised that the expanding petals broke off going through the bone. They may well have remained attached if you hadn't hit bone - but... I like the idea of taking out that big bone and dropping him. Nicely done.

Regards, Guy


Nov 25, 2013
Congrats on your moose.

As stated above, the bullet worked, because the moose was cleanly killed.
Do not fret the retained weight. It expanded and it penetrated; as it was designed to do.
Most of the weight retention and perfectly expanded bullets come from tests conducted in gelatin or water jugs, and have NOT hit bone! This results in less than perfect mushrooms and pictures; neither of which you can eat!
More importantly, you had a good experience with your rifle and load, and placed the bullet accurately for a quick, clean kill, and were able to experience a great adventure that you will recall for years to come.

What about the rest of the adventure?
Did you see the grizzly, black bear and wolf?
Did you see the caribou?
Opportunities at any of these?
How was your outfitter and guides?
What was the most memorable moment of your hunt? Did you get a pic?


Sep 30, 2004
Losing those petals kept that bullet from stopping in that shoulder. Exactly as it was designed to do. Moose shoulders are a tough task for any bullet and it was hitting pretty fast. I’d say that was a win. Very nice bull. I would have recommended that bullet/cartridge combo for your hunt, it was a great choice.


Nov 8, 2006
As stated by others, the TTSX worked perfectly. The moose you took is a beautiful specimen of the Yukon variety. He will provide you with many great memories each time you enjoy a meal that he provided.