99% certain that Alaska Moose & Caribou (and smaller) hunting will be a recurring opportunity for years to come, for various reasons, in addition to opportunities in the lower 48. I like lever guns for hunting, and while not recoil sensitive, prefer less recoil where I can get it as my accuracy improves. I've got 3 options for hunting: BLR Lightweight in 7mm-08, Henry Long Ranger in 308, Marlin 336 30-30. All 20" barrels, all have iron sights, can be scoped - call them all roughly 7.5# guns to make the comparison fair. And I'm a 200yd hunter at most, usually less, maybe more if I've got the right angle ... I'd rather try to get closer than have to shoot twice. I load and cast bullets so I don't mind working up loads for various purposes. All that said ... - Buffalo Bore Hawk 190s in the 30-30 are about the only load I'd feel right with for a Moose, 200yd max, but its a thumper on the shooter as well, and I'm wondering if its worth pushing the 30-30 when 308 or 7-08 are options. I've done a lot of 30-30 shooting, just not Moose. - 7mm-08 is the softest recoil, flattest shooter, and my tightest groups ... but I wouldn't know what bullet to load for a big bull Moose, and then the question is if I'm loading heavy on a 7-08, why not just skip to a different caliber. I like the 7mm-08 a lot. - I've read the Buffalo Bore Super Charged for 308 is a strong contender, 150 TTSX at 2900, supposedly low recoil, but designed for AK Moose (per the ad). 308 is certainly versatile to load for, but its not my first choice usually. Of the 3 options I have, which would you choose, which load, and why? Thanks!