Re: .338LM bullet selection for Coastal Brown bears
Having hunted these critters and been around them for many decades I have only carried the Nosler partition.
When the Accubond came out I tested them for a couple yearsin my 358STA. For the most part I have switched to the Accubond in everything I carry as a regular hunter.
I have never had a problem with Barnes,Nosler,Woodleigh but have always felt absolute comfort when up close and personal with an 800 pound sow brownie and cubs with attitude and I have been there a number of times.
I ran across a sow with three 2 year old youngsters still hanging around with mom one spring many years ago. Under conditions like this one cannot wonder if abullet is going to pass or fail. A bear isn't impressed with BC and does not read the energy charts. It needs a bullet that WILL stay together as the gentlemen with the 408 experienced.
First shot- breakup down
second shot finish them off.