storm6490 2,768 Posted February 28, 2014 Report Share Posted February 28, 2014 The guy was stupid to advance on the animal. "Shit for brains" was the first thought that entered my head. Advancing on a moose in an unenclosed vehicle with no reverse (I think... Do snowmachines have reverse? I've never ridden one, but it doesn't seem like a vehicle that would do reverse well). What a maroon. He put himself into a situation where he just about had to shoot it before it charged again and maybe killed him the next time. But on another note, welcome to my nightmare. The city of Anchorage is full of the damn things because the powers that be refuse to do (or allow) any pre-emptive culling, so instead we do it with motor vehicles on accident because they are all over. Besides the constant peril of having one step into the road in front of you, there is also a not insignificant risk of walking out your front door and coming face to face with one, and just about everybody here has a story like that. On multiple occasions, they have walked up my driveway, across my front step, and either down my other driveway, or into the neighbor's yard. And when you are staring at one of them, even the 10mm seems small. Damn, you live in AK and never rode a snow machine? Just seems odd to me, not trying to bust balls. Yes some sleds have reverse but its not used for getting around on deep powder trails like the vid shows, more for backing off trailers and helping to get out of a slight pickle. There's no curvature on the back side of skis, so its hard for it to float like its going forward. That's what we consider a well established and groomed trail out here. There was plenty of space and time to back up and change directions. They were riding mountain sleds with long tracks that steer for shit on groomers and have fat skis to float in the powder. It sounds like you are pretty new to snowmobiles. I grew up on a kitty kat, pantera, exciter and wild cat. Now I have a RevXP. Anybody who has spent more than a weekend on a sled could have backed out of that moose spotting. It happens here every week. We avoid them. You always confront my opinions and I try to be nice. Well, I can only do that for so long with a FIB. You don't have a fucking clue about mountain sleds or moose. You seem like a real uncool motherfucker. Common sense aside, Wonder what glock version that was.. may shed some like on caliber effectiveness as it seems to have no problem dropping a large animal.... The guy did everything right..... if he was challenging the animal and WANTED to make it charge.... Textbook retard... A 9mm will drop a two year old moose. They leather up when they get older. Coat and hide are thicker along with a lot more muscle mass. He did do everything right to save his life after acting like a typical tourist who could have spent a little time online to research the animals in the area like any ethical hunter and outdoorsman would have. Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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