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Unread 07-31-2009, 08:04 PM
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45-70 or 300 Weatherby

My son has both and is going on his first Black Bear hunt south of Hudson Bay. Would you use the 45-70 or 300 Weatherby? Thanks for the advice.
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    Unread 07-31-2009, 10:07 PM
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    Re: 45-70 or 300 Weatherby

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    My son has both and is going on his first Black Bear hunt south of Hudson Bay. Would you use the 45-70 or 300 Weatherby? Thanks for the advice.
    For stand hunting the 45/70 will be fine but if your going to spot and stalk where distance
    will/could be over 200yards I would chose the 300 WM.

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    Re: 45-70 or 300 Weatherby

    Don't know much about the 45-70 performance on bears. But I do know that is the preferred gun for defense against kodiak bears in Alaska.

    The 45-70 is not a long range gun, the 300 weatherby is an excellent choice for long range.
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    Re: 45-70 or 300 Weatherby

    If the counrty doesnt allow long shots, or your son is up for a good stalk then take the 45-70 (is it a marlin?). They are so much fun for black bear hunts. The way I think is if I cant shoot it from far away then I want to shoot it as close as I can. The 45-70 is the perfect close quarters bear gun. If your son is looking to be versitile take the 300 wby. both are awsome calibers.
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    Re: 45-70 or 300 Weatherby

    If it's over bait, take the 45-70. If it's spot and stalk on cutlines or open meadows, take the 300 Wby
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    Re: 45-70 or 300 Weatherby

    Why not take them both? 45-70 for close work and 300mag if there's a possibility of a long shot?
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    Re: 45-70 or 300 Weatherby

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    If it's over bait, take the 45-70. If it's spot and stalk on cutlines or open meadows, take the 300 Wby
    +1 on this.

    Killed my cananda bear with a Marlin 45-70 huntin over bait. Its was just the ticket for my first bruin!
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