I'm sure the MK is leathal on grizz but have tuff bullets ready. No doubt a double lung shot would leave an exellent blood trail and the farther away, to a point, would be easyer on the bullet and guarantee more penitration end exit. If the bear was on flat, barren ground and couldn't ambush us after a bad shot on retreival, I wouldn't hesitate.
Here's the story of what happened south of King Salmon AK. when my neighbor Bob and my brother Derrick took Bobs 10' brown bear.
My brother was on a hill about 3/4 mile away as he watched Bob stalk this bear. At 80yds Bob put a 300gn Nosler through both front legs just below the shoulder as it stood broadside. The bear fell, then got up and ran right at him. Another shot in the chest put him down again, but right back up and charging he came, another shot and he fell. Bob was empty, as he fed the chamber at first with one of the 3 in the mag instead of dropping one in to leave the three under the bolt.
Bob had three more rounds in his pocket wich he loaded and fired one at a time as the bear got up and continued at him after falling with each shot. With the last shot my brother said "Bob got on his knee and waited for the bear to get 20 feet away and shot him under the chin in the vertebra and he died there." Later my brother asked him why he got down and waited for him to run the last 20yds. Bob said "I only had one round left and I was lunch so it had to kill him then." He also said if he had loaded the mag up before firing again he would have been killed before he got off another shot. 7 rounds and everything internal was destroyed including both front legs. They had to cut him in half to roll him over because the front legs were jelly and had no leverage with them.
Here's a pic of the latest bear taken with 338wm and a 250X bullet 75' shot twice, once through the nostral out the jaw and through the right side chest and lung by Brian and another a double lung by my brother Derrick wich dropped him for good. 9'3" sq. up Knik River area. Derrick and Meadow his girlfriend.
[ 11-28-2001: Message edited by: Brent ]