My 2011 Black Bear and my 300 WM

Discussion in 'Bear Hunting' started by Broz, May 30, 2011.

  1. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Well I finally scored today 1 more day till spring season closed. Was up at about 7000 feet and hunting the creek drainages where the lush spring grass was. Spotted this boar at 378 yards having a fresh salad for lunch. I went prone and looked him over through my Nightforce NXS. No cubs in sight and he looked big enough for the next to the last day. He was facing me so I waited for him to feed to his right and sent a 210 Berger VLD from my custom 300 WM @ 2995 fps. The break of the trigger felt good and he sprinted about 30 feet and piled up. Done deal!, and never kicked or moved one iota. Complete pass through with about a 1 1/2" exit. Nice hole through the heart.
    This rifle is becoming my best hunting buddy. It has proven to be very affective and has taken a nice Bull at 803, antelope at 650 and 800+ and also the yote at 1008 yards. I think it's a keeper.

    Here are the hero pics.

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  2. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    Right on, looks like you cleaned his clock :D
     

  3. winmag

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    Couldnt be better shot placement. Great shooting, and congrats. It always feels good to close the deal doesnt it.
     
  4. Buffalobob

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    Very nice.
     
  5. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    BnG, It is nice to see em fold up like that and never kick. It didn't hurt that I was wearing my lucky Berger Bullets hat either. :D

    Winmag, Thanks for the complements and yes, when they pile up it is a great feeling and the perfect end to a great hunt.

    Jeff
     
  6. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Very nice pics I dont live out west so I love hearing about this stuff
     
  7. Damol

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    Nice bear, and on the next to the last day,thats a great end to a season.
    Or is it a great start to a good year?
     
  8. royinidaho

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    Very very good!!!

    Be seeing ya next year, fo sho!
     
  9. Broz

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    Thanks guys, Damol, thats a great way to look at it. Heres to a season full of one shot kills!

    Jeff
     
  10. GNERGY

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    Congratts, Nice bear, Good shootin.
    Tarey
     
  11. DrMike

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    A fine looking bruin and great shot placement. You have to like it when a bear drops quickly. I just hate tracking them through the underbrush.
     
  12. tt35

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    Congrats, Jeff! I'm liking this spot and stalk spring bear hunting. I just wish I could tell a big one from a small one--not that it matters at this point in my limited bear hunting career!
     
  13. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    This was a good sized Bear for Montana but not huge by any means. But it sure looked big on 22 power. :D

    They are very hard to judge, especially in the spring as they are thin. I like to look for the pot belly the older bears have to tell if they are adults.

    I too like the spring bear hunt as I have cabin fever and need to get out and get fresh air.

    Jeff
     
  14. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    Nice job. Up at our end the snow is still 3' deep at 4300' all the further I got in jeep. I snow shoed in and dry fired on one while I was trying to whistle the kid in, he wasnt quite settled and passed shot.
     
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