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Grizz and the .300 RUM

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Unread 03-10-2005, 09:56 PM
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Grizz and the .300 RUM

How is it going fells. A spring Grizzly hunt may be lined up for me this year in AK a guy might be backing out of a per planed trip (unplanned baby on the way) and I will be sliding into his place not sure on any of the details yet as it would be my first trip to AK. Question is would any of you experienced bear hunters feel under gunned if possible with a .300 RUM for big bears as this is the biggest rifle I own. Would a 200gr Accubound backed by a full house of Retumbo at around 3200fps be adequate or should it be stepped up to a 220gr Partition or X bullet. I may be able to barrow a 375 H&H from a friend of a friend. But if not my RUM is it.
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Unread 03-11-2005, 08:00 AM
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Re: Grizz and the .300 RUM

Your .300 RUMMY will work just fine at a lower velo with a better bullet than what you've mentioned. Get Woodliegh's Bullets and go with the recommended velo he states on his box! A 30-06 with Woodliegh bullets will work, .300 Win works. The trick is not to over drive the bullet. Remember it's cheaper to advertise than it is to build a better product, and thats just what you've got with all the manufactors you've named. Let the flamers begin, I don't care. I've been doing this to many years and have become sickened by the hype from people that don't use this stuff reguarly, and don't know any better! My first choise would be the .375 H&H. my load is rather mild for this ctg. I use 76 grains of 4350 (don't matter who's), along with Woodliegh's 270 grainers or you can use the 300 grainers if you think you just have got to, with the same charge. this load has killed some vary large bears over the years for me and many a guide I've loaded for here in Alaska. After 10 years using these bullets I've never heard or seen a failure with them. Well hope you can make the hunt. I also hope you will practice a lot with what ever you hunt with before you get on the plane. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Unread 03-11-2005, 10:25 AM
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Re: Grizz and the .300 RUM

I would read what 458win AKA (Phil Shoemaker) wrote in this link. I would take his word over just about anyones since his camp has taken over 100 Brown Bears. Here is the link.

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Unread 03-11-2005, 04:17 PM
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Re: Grizz and the .300 RUM

I have two kinds of .458's and a .458 with 510 grain soft points is over kill in a way. Neither bear stopped the rounds. I have since switched to barnes X 405 grains. I would think that a .308 200 grain X or triple shock would take one out. In the spring your not dealing with as big of bears. They are way down on body weight after a winter.

Triple shock might also be a good round.

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Unread 03-11-2005, 07:02 PM
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Re: Grizz and the .300 RUM

From the guys I know that have shot both Elk and Coastal Brown Bears they both say that an Elk is the tougher animal and that the guys going after bears with realy hot calibers and super hard solid bullets are making a mistake.
So for what it seems if they aren't any tougher than an Elk I would say the 200gr Accubond would do it just fine , you have enough energy to realy thump him and it should be able to penitrate end to end unless your right up on him.

One professional hunter I one new used an 300Wby and a 180gr Partition for everything he shot from antalope to Eland. He said that one big Griz he shot was a problem animal and was very aggressive , he made his first shot through the rear hips to anchore the animal then one through the lungs.

Personaly I plan to hunt a Coastal year after next with a Long bow.

I know that you 300RUM will out penitrate that
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Unread 03-11-2005, 07:41 PM
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Re: Grizz and the .300 RUM

Here is a picture of a guy who didn't have enough gun.


Hope you 're really good with that bow or you are an olympic sprinter.

There are better sites on the story but couldn't find them easily.
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Unread 03-11-2005, 07:52 PM
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Re: Grizz and the .300 RUM

The 300 ultra will work just fine, but i would use a different bullet. Go with a 180 grain barnes triple shock or a 200 grain partition. Those accubonds get sketchy at close range with alot of speed. Good luck!
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