My bear on the edge with the edge

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by HuntFarther, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. HuntFarther

    HuntFarther Well-Known Member

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    Here is a bear I shot with my edge at 506 yards with my edge the other day.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIMz5c69IEQ]Bear on Edge with Edge - YouTube[/ame]
     
  2. Broz

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    Nice shot and great footage. Thanks for sharing.

    What bullet was that?

    Jeff
     

  3. HuntFarther

    HuntFarther Well-Known Member

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    300 berger. And you are welcome. I have another bear the footage is not the best I will put up butt I am not happy with how things went on that one. Was a big bear just absorbed my 7 wsm with the 180 vld hunt.
     
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    I noticed you didn't bring a gun for the retrieval so you were confident he was dead. Was it the shot or the fall you were sure of. LOL! Very nice video you had me worried you were gonna tumble for a second. Nice shooting and very good camera work Thanks.
     
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    That was awesome! Thanks for sharing.
    Jon
     
  6. longrangefreek

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    nice video and a very good shot. very steep, I am glad it was not me walking up for the retrieval.
     
  7. HuntFarther

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    Harp. Thanks I was sure he was dead but did have my gun there for just incase. Since he did not move in the time it took me to sharpen my knives up and walk up there I was sure we were good to go.

    Long. Thanks as well. It was a pretty good day just the winds were all over the place.
     
  8. etisll40

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    That is great footage and shooting. How did you get it out of there? 4 wheeler, horse? Any pictures of the bear after the fall or skinning?
     
  9. HuntFarther

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    I do have a couple of pics. It was nothing special other than the video. Was rubbed in the face and a little on the chest.
     
  10. HuntFarther

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    Here a a few pics of that bear.
     

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    Here is my big bear. It was shot with my 7mm wsm and the 180 berger at 3020 fps. I truly was not very satisfied with how he reacted when hit. I had two standing shots and three walking/runnin. The close standing shots were at 925 and the final hit was at 975 yards. I hit him 3 of the 5 times. I did get exits on two but he sure took them well.
     

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    Three entrances shots.
     

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  13. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for sharing the pics too. The 7wsm is sure an accurate and powerful cartridge, I have one and it is miss-understood for a short action cartridge. Awesome. The bullet seems like it did it's job. Do you think it was just the toughness of the bear or that vitals weren't damaged enough to drop him on the spot. Dead is dead... It's not like this is a little whitetail? Comments appreciated. How far did the big one go?

    I've heard that a bears resting/standing heart rate is so low, like 15 beats a second, that their body is filled with a lot of oxygen, so when the adrenaline surges they can fight death pretty hard. That's why shooting a charging Grizzly is useless unless you take the central nervous system out, head or spine shots. Sounds like long range hunting is a bit safer with a bear!I hope to get my chance sometime soon.
     
  14. longrangefreek

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    great pictures. bears are tough and that is a big bear too. also curious as to what video camera that was in the picture. I am looking to upgrade. looks like a nice video camera.