Re: Brown Bear Pics
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.
Confucius say, "He who go to bed with itchy butt, wake up to smelly finga."