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Whats the longest shot you would take on a brown bear

 
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Old 09-12-2005, 04:48 PM
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Whats the longest shot you would take on a brown bear

I was talking to a friend whos planing to go on a hunt . Hes taking a 338RUM he thinks he might take a long shot at one. But i said he should keep it close. Hes said i worry to much which might be true but elk are alot nice then a pissed off bear. Just wanted to get your thoughts on it
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Old 09-12-2005, 06:11 PM
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Re: Whats the longest shot you would take on a brown bear

Less than 100yards. Why take all the fun out of it. The adrenaline rush from having such a deadly beast so close would be the best part.

Perfect senario in my mind would be 450 marlin at about 50 yards, wind in your face with the stink of rotten flesh filling your nostrils. The big bear rises to his hind legs as he sences somthing different. You remain motionless as the bear seems to look through you. When he drops to all fours and gives you a good broadside look, WHAM WHAM WHAM.

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Old 09-12-2005, 07:40 PM
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Re: Whats the longest shot you would take on a brown bear

I'm with your friend I rather have him pissed at 400yds and not know where you are than in a few yards of you!!The rig he is talking about will get the job done an at good range...
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Old 09-12-2005, 08:43 PM
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Re: Whats the longest shot you would take on a brown bear

The whole point is for him not to be pissed but dead. It depends on how good a shot you are with your gun and load you have developed. I like the idea of a big bore and close range, but others may not share my challenging/stupid idea. With a 338RUM, 300 yards should be a cake walk if he does his job.
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Old 09-12-2005, 09:40 PM
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Re: Whats the longest shot you would take on a brown bear

I wouldn't hunt brown bears with a 30 caliber rifle. I have a 338 Win mag and a 338/378 and I consider these on the light side for brown or grizzly bears. Right now I'm considering buying a Remington 416 Safari with the 22" barrel. Of course the CZ Safari in 505 Gibbs and 450 Rigby also tweak my interest, but now I'm thinking the handiness of the Remington makes it the best choice.

Generally I agree that shots on big bears should be less than 100 yards. This way the bullet has close to it's maximum energy and the certainty of a clean kill is high. Also I agree with the old African rule of using a 40 caliber minimum on dangerous game.
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Old 09-13-2005, 10:05 PM
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Re: Whats the longest shot you would take on a brown bear

I am also sort of qurious as to where this will end up. My hunting pardner has it in his mind to poke one with one of those little graphite arrows, and wants me along for back up or as a witness for the insurance co. Either way, I told him that if I was going to be there, he had better be prepared to pick up something in at least .338 with pleanty of steam for at least a 200+ yd shot. I figure that I could hopefully get off at least two more rounds before he made it as mentioned above that extra couple of yards.
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Old 09-13-2005, 11:06 PM
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Re: Whats the longest shot you would take on a brown bear

Are 50s legal (like in Montana). I'd shoot one at 1,000 yards using one of my 50 BMGs.

I'm with sniper2. The 338 RUM with accubonds will do the job. If I was going to shoot at 100 yards or less, I might use my 338 BAR WinMag - no muzzle rise with the excellent BOSS break + auto. You fire 4 shots in 3 seconds with good accuracy.
<ul type="square">[*]338 RUM 225 gr AccuBond 3200 FPS[*]338 WinMag 225 gr AccuBond 2900 FPS[*]375 RUM 260gr Accubond 3050 FPS (My first choice)[*]416 Rem 400gr 2500 FPS[*]50 BMG - 750gr A-MAX 2800 FPS with BC 1.05[/list]
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