One of my favorite things about growing up in Sweden and living in the US is to see the cultural influences on hunting. For instance, in Sweden, we rarely, if ever, hunt moose and deer without dogs, and in the US, hunting deer with dogs is illegal most everywhere and seen as little better than poaching. But in any case, one of the interesting things I see is people posting about hunting practices in other places on the Internet. One common trope in the US when talking about big game rifles is that "more moose have been taken with 6.5x55 than any other caliber." This is typically used to indicate that such a caliber is appropriate for any game in the lower 48. While I think 6.5x55 is ok for almost any game in the lower 48, I just wonder if that's true. My great grandfather, grandfather, uncles, cousins, and I have been hunting in the same group since 1946, when my great grandfather was a forester in Jämtland. (Well, I mean that group has hunted the same area) As an anecdote, I don't think 6.5x55 was ever the dominant moose caliber. As I can recall it from 1985 on, most seemed to use .30-06 and there was some usage of 9.3x57 spud guns. And the rifles that have been handed down seem to indicate that too. I guess almost everyone owned a 6.5 at one point, but I don't think of it as the "usual" moose caliber that it's made out to be. And now, everyone seems to be buying 9.3x62 as the standard moose rifle. Thoughts?