Originally Posted by MontanaRifleman
I would go with a 6.5 WSM in about a 7 -7.5 rifle, put a limsaver recoil pad on it and you wont need a brake. If you're set on a brake, go 300 WSM or bigger. Why bother with anything smaller for hunting especially bear? No mtter what you choose, I would be real selective of LR shots on bears. Wouldn't want to be chasing and tracking a wounded one with the missus.
I have to agree with MR. With a break you can tame a 300WSM down and make a very capable 1000yrd rifle. Use a 210grn (Berger, JLK, SMK) of some type or the 208 A-max and load it down to 2750fps- 2800fps and you will have a light recoiling rifle very capable of taking game at that distance. All of these bullets have a BC of .640+. Obviously making sure the rig fits the shooter should be priority number one.
My other suggestions would be the standard 284 Win. with a 168 Berger, 7mm WSM or SAUM (160 Nosler, 162 A-Max, 168 Berger, 175 SMK, 180 VLD), and the 270WSM with the 150 Berger at top velocity.
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