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Old 01-14-2014, 01:21 AM
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:33 PM
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Nice bear pics. What kind of setup do you use to hunt a bear like that ?
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Old 03-06-2014, 03:19 PM
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The client used a stainless browning in 375 h and h. For the big coastal bears I would consider this minimum, but with the right bullet and shot placement a 338 win mag does the job as well. Both bears from the coast were taken within forty yards. I just completed my guide rifle which is a Montana 1999 action in .416-.375 RUM. I shoot 400 grain a-frames at 2600 into less than .75 moa.

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Old 03-06-2014, 09:53 PM
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Nice pictures. Trophy of a lifetime for most people right there. Brown bear are on my bucket list, but it will be a while before it happens.
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I just completed my guide rifle which is a Montana 1999 action in .416-.375 RUM. I shoot 400 grain a-frames at 2600 into less than .75 moa.
OK, I would feel safe with you. That thing looks like a man eater!!!
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:31 AM
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Thanks for the info, so would something like a Ruger Alaskan in .416 Ruger be about right ?

I am toying with the idea of something like this in 375 vs 416. Obviously the 375 will shoot flatter, but 40 yards - that is actually pretty dang close for comfort.
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Old 03-09-2014, 03:04 AM
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It was definitely close for comfort, but to judge a bear closer is better especially when half of the critter is hidden in the grass. The 375 with shoot a little flatter but the longest shot I would let anyone take would probably be 200 yards. I would say the average shot is from 75 to 125 yards. If you can't decide on which one I'd flip a coin as both cartridges are great choices for bear, have factory ammo available and have accessible reloading components. A ruger Alaskan would be a handy rifle to have up here. Just make sure it is stainless if you plan on chasing coastal bears. Salt water and salty mud can wreak havoc on gear.

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