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Old 08-27-2013, 08:25 AM
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Smoked another one.
423yds.
He'll go around 18", & over 300lbs.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:43 AM
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Re: Bearwhackin'

Awesome! what gun/bullet did you use?
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:13 AM
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Awesome! what gun/bullet did you use?

Well, kinda weird, kinda bad story.
My bearwhackin buddy brought a new guy this year. New guy is a bit "excitable". As in every stump, tree, shadow, & moo cow was a "BEAR!!!!"
So, when he started hollering "Bear! Bear! It's a Bear!" We just rolled our eyes & told the kid not to shoot until one of us confirmed it first. (Didn't want any dead black cows).
So new guy gets confirmation, & throws down off hand, at 423 yds. I put a stop to that.
We tried to get him settled down, & in a prone shooting position. Re-ranged it. 423, & said you spotted it so you shoot it. We'll back you up.
I'd barely got the bear in my scope when BOOM! New guy shoots way over the top. It went down hill from there.
I'm fuming mad at the way it all unfolded, but happy with the end result. Bear down, & I don't have to go looking for a "dead" bear in the brush.
Like I said, not a story I'm proud of, but good to know that my buddy, & myself, & our equipment can perform when it counts.

As for guns & bullets used,
Mine was my 300WSM & 180 Accubonds.
Buddy 300Win, & 190 Bergers.
New guy 338win & ? Box ammo.
Accubonds & Berger both performed as designed, & to my suprise, both passed clear threw. Very distinct difference in wound channels.
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:53 AM
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I wouldnt be a bit ashamed of that at all. another guy screwed the pooch and you played clean up crew very well. Congrats and good shooting!
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Old 08-27-2013, 02:09 PM
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Good looking bear. Good story too. It sometimes goes that way especially with bears and new guys.
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Re: Bearwhackin'

So tell us about wound channels and bullet performance.
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Old 08-27-2013, 04:55 PM
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So tell us about wound channels and bullet performance.
The Berger wound channel was pink & frothy from just inside the skin till about 2/3 to 3/4 into the chest cavity then tapered off & blew rib out the other side.
the wound channel actually reminded me of bubbly lung blood. Very pink.

The bonded bullet left the typical augured wound channel with purple goo, bone chunks, & bloodshot inside, & surrounding it, & stayed mostly the same all the way thru with the largest part of the cavitation being 3/4+ thru the bear.

Hard to say which did more damage, but a distinguishable enough difference that even Ray Charles could tell them apart at a glance.

Ill stick with my Accubonds. I'm not about to change. But I did gain a lot of respect (first hand) for the Berger when it exited like that.
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