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Old 03-10-2013, 08:04 AM
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Re: 338win mag brown bear

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.338 win will work fine.

remember, shot placement is king. put the bullets on the spot, very good bullets that is. that equals a dead bear. also, continue to shoot until the bear is for sure dead, none of that one shot and wait to see if the bear died stuff.

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Old 03-11-2013, 11:51 PM
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Re: 338win mag brown bear

Thanks for all the input guys. Now I am just trying to figure out which gun I want to buy. All the decisions
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:05 AM
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Re: 338win mag brown bear

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I guide for brown bears sometimes. I use a 375 ruger Alaskan stainless with 1.75-6 leupold vx-3 or my marlin stainless 45-70 with an extended magazine. 1.5-5 leupold vx3 also. I like em both a lot.
I am in a backup role though, so a bit more gun is never a bad idea. I really like packing and shooting the ruger especially if the range is over 200 yards. Shot placement and good bullets still rule the day.
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:44 PM
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Re: 338win mag brown bear

Can't agree more about making sure they are dead. I tell the clients to shoot till they drop than put one more in them for safe measure. After a point blank experience I don't take any chances. I am having a 416-375 RUM built on a montana 1999 for guiding hoping to push 400 grain a-frames at 2800 it will be wearing a 1-4 nightforce. When it comes down to brown bears there is no such thing as over kill. My 350 rem mag has been a stellar performer with the discontinued 250 grain Barnes, but every time I walk up to a big bear I tell myself I need a bigger gun.

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Old 03-15-2013, 08:26 PM
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Re: 338win mag brown bear

Yep, I get it. Truth is, the 45/70 is the way to go in a shoot out. Few years ago I had my first "no joke" shoot out in the alders. Hunter shot once, first. I then got off 3 aimed shots before he shot again. Only thing I wished for was more rounds! So extended magazine. Not as many foot pounds as the 416 anything but OMG the firepower!!!!
Your gun sounds Awsome but scary to a wuss like me. I agree, sometimes you need a bigger gun!
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:57 PM
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Re: 338win mag brown bear

I have a fellow guide friend that uses a 45-70. It deffinately has the firepower for them toothy critters. I was putting serious thought into a 50 Alaskan with a ghost site for a back up or brush gun. I do love how fast you can get off shots with a lever gun. As long as you use heavy bonded or cast bullets it doesn't matter how fast they are going in a 45-70 or similar gun. It will still go from one end to the other on a big bruin. Also when all else fails it will plow through a skull with ease.

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Old 03-15-2013, 11:04 PM
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Re: 338win mag brown bear

My 458 works extremely well for the super up close. It just deflates them.
So far all bullet weights work well from 300 gr on up, but that's the 300 gr X or TSX . I don't think the 416 RUM gets much over 2600 fps with the 400 gr. But it will push a 350 TSX around 2900 fps. Which would be the bullet I would shoot in it. 5'-500 yards. A one do it all load.

I used the 300 gr X in 416 out of the Rem mag. At around 2850 fps as I remember and it just capsizes brown bear
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