For you and me yes, for a 100lb kid, not so much. If I get drawn I'll be using my .375 ruger, however the first moose I had the opportunity to hunt, I only had a .270 and it only took one shot to drop it on the spot. Just have to know what you are shooting and where to hitI agree BUT I don't want to hunt moose with a pea shooter and have to track the SOB through heavy brush or a swamp for the half mile that it takes him to bleed out. There are a lot more cartridges that will put them down instantly. Everyone's call but I'm going with something with a lot more horsepower than the CM for a 1000 pound animal.