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Old 11-14-2008, 11:29 PM
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mountain brown bears

Mainly, I like to hunt sheep. But every year I see a grizzly, usually on the next ridge, 300 or 400 yards away. I have a 300 rum. Is it resonable to take a shot at one at this distance. I am in no danger from one since usually there is a large valley between us. I just want a good kill. Also any load suggestions for this.
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Old 11-15-2008, 02:36 AM
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Look here and decide for yourself. Few Things. Impress Me - This does!!!!

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Old 11-15-2008, 11:46 AM
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Re: mountain brown bears

You will have no problem killing a bear at that distance with a 300RUM. No problem at all.

That was a great bear story.
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Old 11-15-2008, 12:30 PM
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Mainly, I like to hunt sheep. But every year I see a grizzly, usually on the next ridge, 300 or 400 yards away. I have a 300 rum. Is it resonable to take a shot at one at this distance. I am in no danger from one since usually there is a large valley between us. I just want a good kill. Also any load suggestions for this.
A 300 RUM should easily be able to make a 300-400 shot on a griz with good shot placement. If it was me, I would want a range finder to take out the guess work - wouldn't want a wounded bear.

I think if you check some threads you'll find some good loads.

a 200 AB pushed by about 95 gr Retumbo seems to be popular for about 3200 fps. Of course start a little lite and work up.
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Old 11-15-2008, 02:37 PM
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Mainly, I like to hunt sheep. But every year I see a grizzly, usually on the next ridge, 300 or 400 yards away. I have a 300 rum. Is it resonable to take a shot at one at this distance. I am in no danger from one since usually there is a large valley between us. I just want a good kill. Also any load suggestions for this.
Your rifle has plenty of energy to kill the bears at that distance. But you'll likely only have one shot to place a lethal hit on the animal. Place your first bullet in the lethal kill zone and you should be good. If the first hit isn't a killing hit, all you'll have is running shots after that until the bear reaches cover or climbs over the mountain.
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