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.338LM bullet selection for Coastal Brown bears

 
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:21 AM
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Re: .338LM bullet selection for Coastal Brown bears

Yes Broz I fully agree with you that the Bergers are adequate for large game. Anything that weighs 300grs pushed at that velocity has to do serious damage, its just a matter of physics. But that being said, I have used the partitions on bears on 3 other occassions and they always performed flawlessly, so I just couldn't talk myself out of using something that was proven. But next time I that I go black bear hunting I will be taking the bergers. Thanks to all for the info on this site and for the complements, even though this wasn't my bear, I was just the backup shooter. Here is a pic of my bear that was taken in 2003 with a .340 weatherby.
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:52 AM
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Re: .338LM bullet selection for Coastal Brown bears

Man, that's a nice bear, good shooting. Looks like a rewarding hunt. Glad he didn't eat you! It must be an adrenaline rush.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:25 PM
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Re: .338LM bullet selection for Coastal Brown bears

I think that theres a bit of a diffrence with 7mm bergers and .338 bergers. mass is just a big part of the equation. Im glad that the fellow on here was succesfull with his 7mm, but I think I would go with a safer bullet if it were me... that being said, the proof is in the puddin'!

I would shoot a bear with my .338 RUM and SMK's so I only imagin that bergers would be better!

There are good, mid B.C options other than barnes too. Scirroco swift II's have a decent b.c and can be driven pretty quick (225's). Accubonds are also good with there 225 and 250 grain offerings. Ill be using the 250 TTSX bullet when I get my draw hopefully next year.

I know that this thread is kinda drwing to an end but thought I would try to keep it going for kicks and giggles.
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:01 PM
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Re: .338LM bullet selection for Coastal Brown bears

heading to the peninsula in AK for coastals in May. Shooting a DE built 338 edge and looking for input on bullets. Thinking of either the 300 accubonds that appear to have shipped or maybe the 275 swift a-frames. Barnes are not an option

Outfitter is saying shots will be 100ish yards so long range is not a question. He said shots are often 50 yrds or less.

Main thing here will be killing power!!!!

Thanks in advance
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:39 PM
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Re: .338LM bullet selection for Coastal Brown bears

why isnt Barnes an option
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:49 PM
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Re: .338LM bullet selection for Coastal Brown bears

the outfitter doesn't like the bullet because he has had bad experience with other hunters using them. Not trying to start a debate. I just figure it is best to use something else walking into camp.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:55 PM
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Re: .338LM bullet selection for Coastal Brown bears

ok, i would go with either a 300 grain Accubond or a 250 partition
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