Re: My bear on the edge with the edge
Thank you for sharing the pics too. The 7wsm is sure an accurate and powerful cartridge, I have one and it is miss-understood for a short action cartridge. Awesome. The bullet seems like it did it's job. Do you think it was just the toughness of the bear or that vitals weren't damaged enough to drop him on the spot. Dead is dead... It's not like this is a little whitetail? Comments appreciated. How far did the big one go?
I've heard that a bears resting/standing heart rate is so low, like 15 beats a second, that their body is filled with a lot of oxygen, so when the adrenaline surges they can fight death pretty hard. That's why shooting a charging Grizzly is useless unless you take the central nervous system out, head or spine shots. Sounds like long range hunting is a bit safer with a bear!I hope to get my chance sometime soon.