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Old 03-25-2010, 11:31 AM
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Polar Bear Kill

I just thought others might be interested in this account. A local Eskimo hunter in Wales AK took a ten foot Polar Bear with a 22LR rimfire with one shot behind the ear at 20 feet. Killed it instantly. There is no doubt as to the credibility of this story. I know the guy and he is for real. This is the largest animal I have ever heard of being taken with a rimfire. I think the 22 is the most underrated killer in the world.
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Old 03-26-2010, 01:14 PM
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Re: Polar Bear Kill

Everyone loves a .22lr. Some folks are just plain NUTTS! Thats pretty neat, Ill bet he's a ledgend now. Aint it amazing what you can do with the tools at hand when no-one is around to tell you that you cant.
I personaly wouldnt try it, but you can almost see the childlike innocence of this story. A guy in a zone, waiting for just the right shot, knowing if he screwed up even slightly that he would never live to tell the story, but not letting it enter his mind, just focused on the task at hand.
Remember what it was like as a kid, daydreamin about saving the world with your bb gun. I think this guy just pulled off the equivelant, in the eskimo world.
Wow. Insane, but way cool! Got any pics?
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Old 03-26-2010, 01:47 PM
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Re: Polar Bear Kill

Ask the SOG guys about the usefulness of a 22.

An check with Mussod (spelling) and Delta F etc.

I received some special .22 rounds from a security group. The design range was about a foot. And ya didn't need a suppressor for indoor work.
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:00 PM
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I am sorry. There are no pictures of the event. He did pull it off. He explained to me in the most simple manner that the 22 was the rifle he had at hand. He said he knew he would make the kill if he did his part. An amazing fellow! It took a lot more nerve than I have. I have seen a polar bear on the hunt and they are like land sharks. They have no fear. I can't imagine taking the shot.
Jerry
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:23 AM
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Re: Polar Bear Kill

I've seen our butcher drop an 1100 pound steer with a 22lr, he dropped like he fell out of the sky with a well placed shot.
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:33 PM
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Re: Polar Bear Kill

Goose
I never thought of that. I know that many butchers use a 22 to put their animals down. I read an article on Sniper Hide or Sniper Country where a person put 22 holes through a store bought turkey wrapped in several layers of cloth. The bullets when completely through at 200 yards plus. I believe he was using Wolf ammo.
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Old 03-28-2010, 06:37 PM
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Re: Polar Bear Kill

the turkey story is on the hide.
Lethality of the 22LR- Results! - Sniper's Hide Forums

the biggest thing about the eskimos are that they use most effectively what they got. they don't have much, so they usually have .22lrs and .223's aroound to do everything they have to do due to their remoteness and lack of the luxury of supply.

i wouldn't want to mess around with any of them.
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