Re: Heading north to Alaska!!
I am a brand new member. This is my first post. I'll get right to it. My name is Max Meyers. I am from Louisiana. I saw the most interesting forum here-that's why I joined. A fellow named dakor was planning a Brown Bear hunt in AK and was getting advice from a guy named Brent. Basically dakor couldn't decide on his .300 win mag (which I own one, too) or a .375 H&H. others joined in the conversation. Basically, after hearing what they all had to say, a .300 win mag would be a joke to hunt the Big bears with. Some were saying that you need at least a .40 caliber, and they had real stories to back up there point. Some of these people had to shoot these Bears 7 times with .338's and .375's. My main question is this: I have a 45-70 guide gun. I researched it before I bought it and found out that with buffalo Bore, corbon or garrett cartridges, there would be no problem with self-defense. But according to what i read, the 45-70 didn't even come up! dakor was going to use a shotgun with slugs as a backup. See, one day, I'd like to move up to Montana and do some Wildlife Photography. I am more of a nature buff who loves his guns, but would have no problem defending myself. Is the 45.70 enough? Is the .300 winnie enough? I would appreciate input on this. Thanks, Max