Home | Ezine | Forums | Links | Contact
NitroExpress.com: European Moose / Elg Photo Thread

View recent messages : 24 hours | 48 hours | 7 days | 14 days | 30 days | 60 days | More Smilies


*** Enjoy NitroExpress.com? Participate and join in. ***

Hunting >> Hunting in Europe

Pages: 1
NitroXAdministrator
.700 member


Reged: 25/12/02
Posts: 31872
Loc: Barossa Valley, South Australi...
European Moose / Elg Photo Thread
      #154784 - 25/02/10 04:58 PM

Ladies and Gentlemen

Please post your photos of European/Scandinavian Moose/Elg here.

Having recently visited Norway and hunted these game animals I can tell you it is great fun.

Hunters, please post your photos of Elg, live or dead and Elg hunting scenes.

--------------------
John aka NitroX

...
"I love the smell of cordite in the morning."
"A Sharp spear needs no polish"


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
NitroXAdministrator
.700 member


Reged: 25/12/02
Posts: 31872
Loc: Barossa Valley, South Australi...
Re: European Moose / Elg Photo Thread [Re: NitroX]
      #154785 - 25/02/10 05:03 PM

My first and only Moose or Elg from anywhere on Earth.

Still great fun to hunt.





The hunting location.



Another hunter and his bull elg.




Recovery out of the mountain forests.




From this thread - click here.

--------------------
John aka NitroX

...
"I love the smell of cordite in the morning."
"A Sharp spear needs no polish"


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
NitroXAdministrator
.700 member


Reged: 25/12/02
Posts: 31872
Loc: Barossa Valley, South Australi...
Re: European Moose / Elg Photo Thread [Re: NitroX]
      #154786 - 25/02/10 05:07 PM

I copied Paati's photos onto the NE server last night, so will add them here for him as well.






From this excellent thread - Some Photos - by Paati.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Daryl_S
.600 member


Reged: 10/08/05
Posts: 21957
Loc: Beautiful British Columbia, Ca...
Re: European Moose / Elg Photo Thread [Re: NitroX]
      #154829 - 26/02/10 03:44 AM

This one's a good size. A moose is a moose is a moose?




--------------------
Daryl


"a rifle without hammers, is like a Spaniel without ears" Edward VII


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Schauckis
.300 member


Reged: 17/07/07
Posts: 149
Loc: Finland
Re: European Moose / Elg Photo Thread [Re: Daryl_S]
      #155948 - 10/03/10 06:31 AM

Here's my first one from years ago...
A so called "moped" as it has 2-spike antlers like the steering rack of a moped.
The gun, of course, is a model 1895 Winchester in 8,2x53R firing 200grs Sako Hammerhead bullets.



-Lars/Finland

--------------------
A.k.a. Bwana One-Shot

Edited by Schauckis (10/03/10 06:33 AM)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
NitroXAdministrator
.700 member


Reged: 25/12/02
Posts: 31872
Loc: Barossa Valley, South Australi...
Re: European Moose / Elg Photo Thread [Re: Schauckis]
      #155973 - 10/03/10 02:50 PM

Lars,

A photo of a happy hunter!

And using a classic Winchester 1895 in 8.2x53R as well.

What is that cartridge in "Yankee"? Or is it an original Euro chambering of the rifle for sales way back when?


European Gentlemen,

Encourage your hunting companions to post more photos too. The Northern Elg/Moose hunts are a great tradition and worth seeing more of.

Thanks.

--------------------
John aka NitroX

...
"I love the smell of cordite in the morning."
"A Sharp spear needs no polish"


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
lancaster
.450 member


Reged: 06/05/08
Posts: 6478
Loc: There's a lighthouse in the mi...
Re: European Moose / Elg Photo Thread [Re: NitroX]
      #156046 - 11/03/10 04:49 AM

its a finish semi-wildcat, a 7,62x54R Mosin with a 8mm S(8,20 mm diameter) bullet. a good solution if you have a ruined barrel but I believe the main reason was that that finnland was having a hunting law after WW 2 for a while that prohibited the 7,62mm for big game hunting.
same story like the 8x57IS and the 8x60 after WW 1 in germany. senseless law's at all

classic rifle, I believe Sako is allways making factory ammo in 8,2x53R

--------------------
Norwegian hunter misses moose, shoots man on toilet
.
bringing civilisation to the barbarians

Edited by lancaster (11/03/10 05:24 AM)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Schauckis
.300 member


Reged: 17/07/07
Posts: 149
Loc: Finland
Re: European Moose / Elg Photo Thread [Re: lancaster]
      #156048 - 11/03/10 05:12 AM

You beat me to it!
That's the story: in the 50's you didn't get a licence for military calibers; and for moose the law required a minimum of 8mm bullet. Thus the 8,2x53R and 9,3x53R were born.
And yes, Sako is the only one making factory ammo for the 8,2x53R.

Incidentally, here's the same rifle "slightly" modified and the latest moose, a decent-sized cow from last season.



- Lars/Finland

Edited by Schauckis (11/03/10 05:16 AM)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
lancaster
.450 member


Reged: 06/05/08
Posts: 6478
Loc: There's a lighthouse in the mi...
Re: European Moose / Elg Photo Thread [Re: Schauckis]
      #156049 - 11/03/10 05:29 AM

btw schaukis, there is no reason for dont make some good pics and make a extra post about your rifle. we in the rest of the world see such classic's not every day. like the winchester 95 very much, the only wini on my "to do" list .

--------------------
Norwegian hunter misses moose, shoots man on toilet
.
bringing civilisation to the barbarians


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
SvilleModerator
.400 member


Reged: 23/03/10
Posts: 1189
Loc: Sweden
Re: European Moose / Elg Photo Thread [Re: lancaster]
      #157839 - 30/03/10 07:29 AM

Here are some photos I would like to share with you from "elg" hunting in Sweden this autumn. I shot this 2 year old bull high up in a mountain. I shot it with my Demarteau DR 9,3x74, bullet Norma Oryx 18,6 g. It was a nice hunt in companionship with my female Jaemt dog. A dog specialized to front the elg and get it to stand still when the dog barks.




Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
SvilleModerator
.400 member


Reged: 23/03/10
Posts: 1189
Loc: Sweden
Re: European Moose / Elg Photo Thread [Re: Sville]
      #157844 - 30/03/10 07:46 AM

Here I also have two pictures of a living elg bull. I met him just near my farm some weeks ago. The hunting season stopped for adult elks in december, so if not the wolves got him, he is still out there. You can see that he has dropped his antlets. He are also very curious.



Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Paatti
.333 member


Reged: 18/01/07
Posts: 301
Loc: Finland
Re: European Moose / Elg Photo Thread [Re: Sville]
      #157845 - 30/03/10 07:47 AM

Not so high up in the fjällen cause there is trees . Nice looking moose and handsome jämthund. Grattis till ditt vacra Älg!

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Daryl_S
.600 member


Reged: 10/08/05
Posts: 21957
Loc: Beautiful British Columbia, Ca...
Re: European Moose / Elg Photo Thread [Re: Paatti]
      #157848 - 30/03/10 08:18 AM

Here's another little fella.


And some more.



--------------------
Daryl


"a rifle without hammers, is like a Spaniel without ears" Edward VII


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
SvilleModerator
.400 member


Reged: 23/03/10
Posts: 1189
Loc: Sweden
Re: European Moose / Elg Photo Thread [Re: Daryl_S]
      #157874 - 30/03/10 08:09 PM

Paatti: She is a old lady. 11 years old but still going strong. She has one problem, if you want to get her back you must shoot the moose. And thats a problem because she can´t read maps and see border lines:). It can be late nights.
Daryl: Thats a impressive moose with big antlets. In Scandinavia the antlets and mooses are smaller than the big ones in Alaska and Canada. Nice parade.
I have a mobilephone photo from last autumn. Maybe not that nice to look at, rather messy. A female shot on very marshy ground. Blaser R93 9,3x62 with silencer. Norma oryx 18,5 g. Also shot with help of the dog.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
NitroXAdministrator
.700 member


Reged: 25/12/02
Posts: 31872
Loc: Barossa Valley, South Australi...
Re: European Moose / Elg Photo Thread [Re: Sville]
      #157899 - 31/03/10 12:36 AM

Some nice animals posted.

--------------------
John aka NitroX

...
"I love the smell of cordite in the morning."
"A Sharp spear needs no polish"


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Daryl_S
.600 member


Reged: 10/08/05
Posts: 21957
Loc: Beautiful British Columbia, Ca...
Re: European Moose / Elg Photo Thread [Re: NitroX]
      #157905 - 31/03/10 12:45 AM

Sville - the animals posted from Scandinavia look very young to me. Of course, they are the best eating.

--------------------
Daryl


"a rifle without hammers, is like a Spaniel without ears" Edward VII


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
SvilleModerator
.400 member


Reged: 23/03/10
Posts: 1189
Loc: Sweden
Re: European Moose / Elg Photo Thread [Re: Daryl_S]
      #157910 - 31/03/10 01:31 AM

Daryl, they are young. The moose hunt in Sweden are regulated. For example in most areas you are obliged to shoot as many calves as adults. And it can be like you must shoot at least 50 % females. Bulls can be regulated so you are not allowed to shoot to many big ones. But most hunters in Scandinavia wants to shoot a big bull. But few do. I have shoot some big bulls, but they are never as big in widht and height as mooses from Alaska.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Daryl_S
.600 member


Reged: 10/08/05
Posts: 21957
Loc: Beautiful British Columbia, Ca...
Re: European Moose / Elg Photo Thread [Re: Sville]
      #157938 - 31/03/10 12:40 PM

TKS, Sville. Your moose appear about the same size as similar aged Shiras Moose in Montana and Idaho. They are only a bit smaller than ours, but we do get some giants at times.
The last moose I shot was a yearling bull calf with hair covered knobs on his head. He dressed out at 225 pounds without the lower legs or head. Decent for a calf as even our 2 year olds are dressing out at over 350 pounds now, closer to 400 for some.
We have had a limited entry hunt for mature moose, since 1979 - very few big bulls are shot. This takes the pressure off them so the best can breed. This has resulted in an increase in quality of the gene pool, and our 2 year old spikes and 2 pointers(each side) are very rare indeed. Most two year olds have small palms now with up to 7 and 8 points per side. They and the calves grow up quickly.

This is my calf's hind quarters.


--------------------
Daryl


"a rifle without hammers, is like a Spaniel without ears" Edward VII


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
SvilleModerator
.400 member


Reged: 23/03/10
Posts: 1189
Loc: Sweden
Re: European Moose / Elg Photo Thread [Re: Daryl_S]
      #158018 - 01/04/10 07:51 PM

This is a photo from a successful moose hunt in Sweden. One or two of these men should be relatives to me. I cant tell the year, early 19xx?? I think its interesting to see what they show up of rifles, the dog, other equipment, the appearence compared to today of the bull. It was very rare to shoot moose in Sweden those days. The population of moose have been increasing from 1950 and did peak in 1980-85. Mooses yearly shot in 1940 were under 10 000, and in 1982 it were 175 000. Today around 80 000 yearly. I hope you like this photo from the old days.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
NitroXAdministrator
.700 member


Reged: 25/12/02
Posts: 31872
Loc: Barossa Valley, South Australi...
Re: European Moose / Elg Photo Thread [Re: Sville]
      #158028 - 02/04/10 12:17 AM

Sville,

Thank you for the old photo. Please post more vintage photos of the old day if you have them.

--------------------
John aka NitroX

...
"I love the smell of cordite in the morning."
"A Sharp spear needs no polish"


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Daryl_S
.600 member


Reged: 10/08/05
Posts: 21957
Loc: Beautiful British Columbia, Ca...
Re: European Moose / Elg Photo Thread [Re: NitroX]
      #158034 - 02/04/10 01:05 AM

Yes, Thankyou Sville - by all means, more pictures - the rolling blocks are quite possibly Husquvarna 11.7x44R's. the 'lad' in the centre might be holding a Husky SXS, but probably a rolling block as well judging by the wrist- appears to be another solid action.

These rifles and rifle/shotguns(m20 and m17) are now being sold at tradeexcanada.com in Quebec as well as at Allen's Armoury in the States. The ctg. used int he RB's is quite similar (almost identical) to the .50/70 American round. They also had a 9.3x57R, and 8x54R. The 9.3x57R was originally BP ctg. I think.(bears no resemblance to the German 57mm case)

--------------------
Daryl


"a rifle without hammers, is like a Spaniel without ears" Edward VII


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
SvilleModerator
.400 member


Reged: 23/03/10
Posts: 1189
Loc: Sweden
Re: European Moose / Elg Photo Thread [Re: Daryl_S]
      #166279 - 16/08/10 03:54 AM

I have a photo from moose hunting about 60 years ago. Its my father that have shot a small bull. He worked as a Forester and were responsible for the hunting activity. He is next year 80 years old and still hunting. This photo is from around 1950. The rifle is a Husqvarna 9,3x57 and no scope. Probably model 46.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
NitroXAdministrator
.700 member


Reged: 25/12/02
Posts: 31872
Loc: Barossa Valley, South Australi...
Re: European Moose / Elg Photo Thread [Re: Sville]
      #170866 - 03/11/10 04:09 AM

Competition entries for the Save raffle ticket totalled and now closed for this thread.

Ladies and Gentlemen, thanks for joining in.

However please post more photos if you wish.

--------------------
John aka NitroX

...
"I love the smell of cordite in the morning."
"A Sharp spear needs no polish"


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1



Extra information
0 registered and 2 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  ErikD, Sville 

Print Topic

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled

Rating:
Topic views: 9515

Rate this topic

Jump to

Contact Us NitroExpress.com

Powered by UBB.threads™ 6.5.5


Home | Ezine | Forums | Links | Contact


Copyright 2003 to 2011 - all rights reserved