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Unread 03-25-2004, 07:13 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Stamford NY
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Re: My Bear


Your about 2 hours drive from me, I'll hopefully be doing some 1000 yard shooting on april 10, if i can get permission, I'll talk to the guy this weekend, If you want to come up and shoot your more than welcome, as for official ranges, the only 1000 yard one i know of is Forbes Rifle Range in Albany.

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Unread 03-26-2004, 10:39 AM
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Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Newburgh NY
Posts: 235
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Yes I know of Forbes. They are almost impossible to join. I never get calls back from the people that run it. I would like to join because it is only 1.5Hrs. from my house. About the 10th keep me posted if you have permission I may be able to go. I need to test my new bench gun out for long range.
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Unread 03-26-2004, 08:01 PM
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Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: New York
Posts: 90
Re: My Bear

The 308 Win. is a powerful round. There are better rounds out there for dangerous game. I am recoil sensitive that is why I love the 308. I not the greatest shot in the world, but the 308 Win is an easy gun to shoot accurately and to load for. Ask the members at this site and most of them will tell you the same thing, "I love my 308". I shot the bear three times. I'm sure the first shot killed him, just behind the shoulder. After the first shot he ran toward a thick swamp. Not wanting to track a wounded bear in a thick swamp I shot two more times. I'm a deer hunter not a bear hunter. With the proper bullet and shot placement I think the 308 will work in most situations. Good luck with your spring bear hunt. Please post pictures.

H-bar- I went to the new Gander Mountain in Middletown today. I bought a new gun. (17HMR)
Give me a call.
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Unread 03-26-2004, 08:29 PM
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Deergrunt, I was in middletown today and I also stopped into the Gander Mountain. I thought the place was unbelievable. The only problem is that they can't sell any gunpowders, so I still have to go elsewhere for my 777 pellets for my Muzzleloader.
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Unread 03-27-2004, 12:10 AM
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Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: canada
Posts: 25
Re: My Bear

thanks for the reply deergrunt i know what you meen about recoil i also shoot a guide gun 45-70 and with full house loads i find i think to much about the recoil as i'm pulling the trigger, with the 308 all i'm concentraiting on is the target
i will definetly post pics if i'm lucky
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