Originally Posted by Tikkamike
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.