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Old 05-22-2011, 08:36 PM
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Re: Favorite Dangerous Game Round

I would and have hunted with a 375 for the large bears, but after taking a large lion with several well place shots using the 375 H&H with a 300 TSX, I would ramp it up to my 416 Rem mag!!! That's just my opinion though.
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:12 PM
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Re: Favorite Dangerous Game Round

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Big guns don't make up for bad shots.


I look at browns like I look at elephant. Other than perserving a clean skull mount, is there any reason not to poke the grape?

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Poor shot placement in any caliber is just that. and the biggest caliber will not help, But with a
large diameter bullet a good shot will be better in my opinion.

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Old 05-22-2011, 10:15 PM
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+1

Poor shot placement in any caliber is just that. and the biggest caliber will not help, But with a
large diameter bullet a good shot will be better in my opinion.

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I don't agree with a head shot on a bruin. Slope of skull is an issue. I would choose an anchoring shoulder shot first, then the grape. My .02, probably owe ya a nickel in change.

+1 on shot placement though. Just not same placement.
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Old 05-22-2011, 10:39 PM
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Re: Favorite Dangerous Game Round

I agree with shot placement, but I have still seen many tough animals continue to go even with a perfect shot. I saw a big baboon male take a 338 RUM 250 SMK shot at 300 yards right through the heart and it still went some distance before it stopped. The adrenaline just keeps them moving sometimes, even though the heart may be completely destroyed!! High shoulder does work very well, spine even better.

Shot placement is everything and the bigger the hole the better on dangerous game for me! For those that have ever been up close and personal, you know what I mean. Until you experience that, you won't know the feeling. They can never be too dead, especially with the big cats!

Brown bear can be the same.

Just my 2 cents....
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Re: Favorite Dangerous Game Round

Once upon a time we had a sow grizzly in camp with cubs (big cubs). Consensus from the group was what seemed potent at the dock, didn't give the same warm fuzzy feeling at that moment. I'm pretty sure all of us would have traded up. I had a .358 AI magnum, 250 grain Nosler Partition at 3000 fps and I would have. The .500 N.E. I mentioned back a bit wouldn't have been over the top.
Reality 1) If I had the money to buy a good quality double, I'd spend it on a brown bear hunt and take the .375 I've got, but I do understand what it's like to have nothing but a sheet of canvas, a couple feet of night air, and the rifle you brought between you and a critter that considers himself to be the apex predator on this range.
Reality 2) Shot for shot if one was able to evaluate all the Brown Bear /Grizzly kills that have occurred (not pull single incidents to prove a point) bigger would prove better.
Pepper spray is better than firearms is the new claim I hear a lot, but thats not how I'd bet my behind (or yours if I was responsible for it).
Here's hoping all of you get a real world chance to test whatever your personal favorite is on the biggest bears out there.

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Old 05-23-2011, 12:36 AM
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Pepper spray works as many times as it does not. You shoot a bear in the shoulder, that will break them down all the time. The only time to bring pepper spray is when a firearm cannot be carried. With the new national parks laws, I will never have it as my only defense. That is taking your life out of your hands. Don't do it.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:48 AM
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Pepper spray works as many times as it does not. You shoot a bear in the shoulder, that will break them down all the time. The only time to bring pepper spray is when a firearm cannot be carried. With the new national parks laws, I will never have it as my only defense. That is taking your life out of your hands. Don't do it.
Pepper spray for bear, is like bringing a knife to a gun fight.

After having several bad experiences while Bow Hunting (No fire arms allowed) I started carrying
more protection.

A fine is better than the option. Laws don't allways have the persons best interest in mind and
favor the animal. They are not going to be there to protect you. But they will be there to
investigate the crime.

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