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30 Cal energy for LR Grizzly

Staying with 30 caliber, 180 or 200 Accubond, 180 E-tip or 200 Partition, I'm trying to determine what my max range would be assuming the accuracy is there. To better explain what I mean, if accuracy was phenominal or not even a factor how far away would I be willing to shoot a Grizzly. I can run varying scenarios through my EXBAL but I'm looking for an energy level. I've heard that 1000 fpe is minimum for deer, 1500 for elk; but Grizzly?

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    If he is far away it won't matter near as much as if he is up close.
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    Very true! I've thought alot about that. Up close w/ a Brownie......gives me the willies. Probably why some love that type of a hunt.

    I'm just trying to figure out how far is too far. Trying to see if their is some kind of an accepted energy level floating around out there. Maybe a SWAG?
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    ... Trying to see if their is some kind of an accepted energy level floating around out there. Maybe a SWAG?
    Sorry to be glib, but if you're worrying about energy level's for a Griz, you probably don't have enough ;)

    I'd want as much as I could handle (I'd want 4000-5000 at impact to be comfortable). Any closer than 100yds and want a good backup shooter beside me.

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    AJ,

    Good one and I hear ya! I thought about asking this question over on 24hourcampfire.com or accuratereloading.com since they have a wealth of knowledge and experience over there. It's just that I don't need a lecture about LRH from some self righteous "know it all". Thus my asking here because I'm not too worried about "close" Kinetic energy. My EXBAL, at 25 yds (close as EXBAL will calculate), gives my "slow/2623 fps" 200 Accubond 2975 FPE. I'm comfortable with that. What I'm looking for is how far out, based upon energy not accuracy, I can shoot a Grizzly. I'll develop the accuracy!
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    Staying with 30 caliber, 180 or 200 Accubond, 180 E-tip or 200 Partition, I'm trying to determine what my max range would be assuming the accuracy is there. To better explain what I mean, if accuracy was phenominal or not even a factor how far away would I be willing to shoot a Grizzly. I can run varying scenarios through my EXBAL but I'm looking for an energy level. I've heard that 1000 fpe is minimum for deer, 1500 for elk; but Grizzly?

    HBO.....help a brother out!
    Several years ago the father of one of my friends wanted me to load him up some ammo for his 300RUM to go on a grizzly hunt to Alaska. he was adamant about using 180gr scirocco's. I did as he asked but added my opinion that of all the gun's he had in his gun safe I would use his 338RUM 10 times out of 10 for a grizz hunt.
    He went to Alaska and emptied his magazine into a very large grizzly they were able to track it for awhile but were never able to find the bear.
    upon his return home he handed me his 338RUM and said load me something I can kill a grizz with, two years later he returned home from Alaska with the grizzly he had shot with his 338RUM loaded with 225gr Accubonds.
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