Bear Bait rifle

Discussion in 'Bear Hunting' started by rem40xb1, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. rem40xb1

    rem40xb1 Well-Known Member

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    What are you guys using on your bear baits for rifles

    This Fall it is
    500 A-Square
    32" 1.350 barrel 5 port muzzle brake
    250 grain bullets 3300+ fps
    165 yards to the bait
    shot from a bench rest

    This Spring it was
    470 Capstick
    28" max HV barrel 3 port muzzle brake
    275 grain CEB brass hollow points drilled to 250 grains
    3100+ fps
    165 yards--Bench Rest

    [ame=http://youtu.be/RMyyyoKkmOE]bear - YouTube[/ame]
     
  2. Dalebow

    Dalebow Well-Known Member

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    Lights out
     

  3. D.ID

    D.ID Well-Known Member

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    You hunting black bear? Anything left of them after being hit with one those? Last time I did bait it was a 300wsm from prone at 400 yards and I thought I had a lot of gun.
     
  4. D.ID

    D.ID Well-Known Member

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    I forgot: Ross likes em big. Did not realize it was you till after the fact..............Duke
     
  5. hoovertx4

    hoovertx4 Active Member

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    I black bear hunt with a 1963 marlin marauder in 35 remington. I just got a remington sendero 7mm rem mag that I will probably use this year.
     
  6. Magnumitis

    Magnumitis Well-Known Member

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    I've been using a Savage Weather Warrior 300 WM with 180 TTSX but next spring I'll mostly likely use a Sako 375 H&H with 250 TTSX.
     
  7. p dog shooter

    p dog shooter Well-Known Member

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    Last bear I shot over bait was with my 416 Taylor 350 speer mag tip at 2450fps at 40 yards.

    But he weighed out at 490lbs.

    Dead is Dead no matter what you kill them with.

    The next one I shoot most likley will be with my 45-70 with a 460 hard cast at 1400fps. I am sure it well kill it well.
     
  8. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    My 375 Ultra with 270gr. TSX seems to work alright.
     
  9. rem40xb1

    rem40xb1 Well-Known Member

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  10. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I always figured that a 45-70 Marlin aught to be just about right for bears over bait. Seemed to work fine on this boar.

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  11. Sendero_Man

    Sendero_Man <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    7mm-08, 139 SST's

    2 for 2 this year

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  12. wasgas

    wasgas Well-Known Member

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    That's the perfect bear gun. The short lever action with alot of stopping power is perfect for bears at close range, my 325wsm Browning BLR (Bear Lever Rifle) has accounted for two in the last 12 months.
     
  13. LawShark

    LawShark Well-Known Member

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    Marlin 1895 shooting a 430 grain bullet.
     
  14. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    You'll have to let me know how TTSX shoots when you get it wrung out.