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Unread 09-18-2011, 10:26 AM
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Undergunned

Guys just a quick one for ya,

I got the pics off my camera and I have a large boar at my site, maybe 450 lbs which is pretty big for this area.

Question, since im wanting to get a nice rug made outta this beast, should I considering employing my .223 with a partition, or stick with my original plan of a .300 wm?

The shot will probably be taken around 100yds (i know not long, but...)

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    Unread 09-18-2011, 10:38 AM
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    Stick with 300 WM will be in best interest of bear and your safety.
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    Unread 09-18-2011, 03:58 PM
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    I would go with the 300. Push a smk throught it, that way you kill it and field dress it with one shot.
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    Re: Undergunned

    No such thing as "overgunned" imo, but the concequences of being undergunned can be dire.
    You don't -Need- a 300 to kill a bear, & ya, a 223 could get the job done, but why not err on the safe side? If your worried about Hyde damage, choose your shot wisley, & use the apropriate bullet.
    Most taxidermists are quite skilled at stitching up holes, & you'll likely have more holes from skinning your critter than from a well placed bullet.
    Bear fat equalls dull knives rather quickly, so be sure to bring some baby wipes for your blade(s) & a stone for touching up the edge.
    Of the last 3 bears I got I only had 1 passthru, with bonded bullets no less, but the Hyde had its share of nicks & thin spots due to the akward task of skinning in the field on steep ground in brush. Never had a taxidermist say he couldn't fix or hide my blemishes.

    Let us know how you make out, & wich cartrige you use.
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    TKS for the input, I will go with the 300wm and do some playing around with some loads. Gotta a couple weeks to get it together.

    As far as skinning, I probably wont be doing it in the field, but tks for the advise about the dull knives. Probably take it right from the field to the taxidermist and let him do the skinning, then to the meat shop for the rest.

    I will put up a few pics once the deed is done.

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    Re: Undergunned

    post up your pics of this big bear !! or send them to me and I will put them up.

    Why are you waiting a couple of weeks to get him ? Big boars have territory to cover, he might be gone in a matter of nights.....
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    Unread 09-19-2011, 10:18 AM
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    Re: Undergunned

    I have to wait a couple weeks for season to open.

    As far as pics I will post some when I get some new ones or upload them to youtube for you guys (they are 30 sec vids).

    Since I live a little ways from my site, I usually put out 100lbs of bait at a time, and visit once or twice a week and check card.

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