Originally Posted by theflyonthewall
Wild Rose.....I was wondering when SHOT PLACEMENT was going to come into this....if ever. In my book, shot placement is EVERYTHING. What good is a giant magnum round like the 375 RUM, if you can't shoot it (without ANY flinch at all) due to the recoil?
Personally, I'd rather have that smaller caliber (in this case the 7mm) and place that first shot perfectly. If I have to place another, so be it. But I D@MN-SURE do not want a marginal hit on a "now ticked off" bear.
My point.......never attempt to shoot more gun at dangerous game than you can comfortably shoot at the range.
Now if he has plenty of money to burn on a good muzzle brake............that changes the game.
I don't know him. I've never seen him shoot, I have no reference point to make a determination that he can place the shot perfectly. I know that at ranges beyond 600yds 99% of hunters will be incapale of placing the shot perfectly or reliably, much less repeatedly.
Thus particularly since we're talking about large, dangerous, and hard to kill bears, I'm not going to suggest using something I consider to have the bare (no pun intended) minimum energy on target to produce a fatal wound.
In the same sort of situation I flat wouldn't pull the trigger unless I had very high confidence of placing the shot perfectly but I know few people have that kind of discipline.
I'm just not going to recommend something to a stranger that could very well get them killed.