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Old 06-11-2011, 08:15 AM
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2 for 2 in less than 3 hours

Well just got back from our annual spot and stock black bear hunt in western Wyoming and came home with two bears. Both were shot with VLD bullets at short range and neither bear went further than 20 yards. Calibers were a 7mm Rem shooting a 168 berger at 3070 and a 6.5x47L shooting a 130 JLK at 3011. I was really impressed with the little 6.5, it is a real fuzzy wuzzy slayer!! The bear shown in the pic by itself is right at 6'6" and the other bear is a 5'6" sow that was hanging out at a trailhead/campground and needed to die. We were able to kill both bears within 3 hours of each other. Nice start to the 2011 hunting season!


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Old 06-11-2011, 08:23 AM
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Nice job! Congrats on a great hunt! That 6'6" bear would be pretty large for the area I live in, how does he measure up for bears in your area? Also thanks for posting the velocities and bullet info. Nice to see your results with the Berger VLD's mirrors mine. I took mine with a 210 in a 300wm @ 2995 fps. Shot was 378 yards and th bear traveled maybe 30'. Complete pass through with a nice 1 1/2 to 2" exit.

Anyway! Here's to a good start for 2011!

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Old 06-11-2011, 08:26 AM
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PS: was just admiring the pics. Do I see a little "Scope Rash" going on there?

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Old 06-11-2011, 08:30 AM
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Yes 6'6" is a very good bear for our area. I Killed a bear that squared 6'8" in 2007 and my brother in law killed one that was around 6'10" last year. It doesn't happen often but we kill some pretty nice bears around here. I had been watching the bear I killed for a couple of nights and took a bunch of pictures through my spotting scope of a couple cow elk running it off as they had just had calves and he was trying to get to the new calves. We have enough problems with the Grizzlies and Wolves eating cows/calves that we need to try to control the one thing with Fangs that we can hunt!!
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:31 AM
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Yes my buddy found out shooting prone uphill with a 7mm doesn't always work out for the best!!
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:39 AM
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Yes my buddy found out shooting prone uphill with a 7mm doesn't always work out for the best!!
LOL, tell him welcome to the club. I took a 5x5 wt buck after crawling down a creek and peaking up over the bank with my 7 mag. My form was bad but the shot was good. I still have the scar.

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Both were shot with VLD bullets at short range.........Calibers were a 7mm Rem shooting a 168 berger at 3070 and a 6.5x47L shooting a 130 JLK at 3011.
ahem...you do realize that the "rule" is that fast bullets at close range simply don't work right? Especially all the hype about 7mags. You sure those bears are dead?

sarcasm off:

congratulations! I've killed a LOT of game with 140/150 btips with my 7mag and the bulk of those shots were bow ranges. No problems!
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