338 Required for Alaska?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by littletoes, Nov 14, 2002.

  1. littletoes

    littletoes Well-Known Member

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    Heard this a while ago, just wondering if its true for the big bears.
     
  2. MOA

    MOA Well-Known Member

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    not needed but highly recommended especially at long range...
     

  3. Brent

    Brent Well-Known Member

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    Yes. I use a 416wby not a 300. Big bears do NOT like to die easily as a rule. Use the largest cartridge you can shoot well. You may have to go into the bush after him remember. You want a stopper.
     
  4. Kyle

    Kyle Member

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    I agree with Brent I wouldn't use anything smaller than the .338 but it's my favorite caliber so mine would go with me.Do y'all want to get eaten by a bear?No?Leave the .270 at home and grab something with knock-down power. [​IMG] [​IMG]