Pa Bear.

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by BoydHeaton, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. BoydHeaton

    BoydHeaton Well-Known Member

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    This story starts out tues morning of pa bear season.I was by myself.So i went to one of our LR spots just more or less to glass for deer season.I had my 300 rum set up so if i caught one in the hollow below me i felt safe taking that shot myself(500 yards)Was there about two hours when two older fellows showed up and we talked for about ten minutes.And low and behold.A bear crossed the gasline below us and i went for the gun.spun 5.5 minutes on the nikon and no shell in the gun.Ran to my jeep got the shells and the bear was gone.Told the two guys someone get on that gun.They thought i was joking.I convinced them i wasnt.One of them did.The bear crossed the creek and started up the other side.600,650,675,700,725 then stopped at 750 yards.I spun the clicks and he sent the 210 berger on the way.This was the outcome.341 POUNDS.And one very happy guy.And i didnt even know his name at the time....
     
  2. BoydHeaton

    BoydHeaton Well-Known Member

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    Pic of bear
     

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  3. snowpro440

    snowpro440 Well-Known Member

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    Nice bear ,Great job to the shooter and turrent spinner, How did the 210 berger perform, was it a complete pass through at that range ?
     
  4. BoydHeaton

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    Thank you.No the bullet did not exit.Broke the shoulder and the spine.And made mush out of the close side lung
     
  5. rick523

    rick523 Well-Known Member

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    Nice job all the way around. I'm guessing you are on the left in the picture, since you mentioned older guys. I don't see any grey hair on you.:rolleyes:
     
  6. BoydHeaton

    BoydHeaton Well-Known Member

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    Thank you and yes im on the left.And the hat covers some grey hair....:D
     
  7. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Official LRH Sponsor

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    Nice job Boyd. I'm sure that old fella was very appreciative of your efforts.
     
  8. BoydHeaton

    BoydHeaton Well-Known Member

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    Too bad you didnt come up....Saw 3 bears that day.
     
  9. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Official LRH Sponsor

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    I almost called, but figured you had a bunch of guys along, and I didn't want to make it a crowd. I spent the day looking at the side of a mountian in Tioga. Great day for a picnic... Ping me tomorrow...
     
  10. WildRose

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    Congrats to all. Hell of a way to make a new friend HA!
     
  11. BoydHeaton

    BoydHeaton Well-Known Member

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    Yeah,i think i will see him back out there next year
     
  12. Way out there

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    Nice job Boyd
     
  13. BoydHeaton

    BoydHeaton Well-Known Member

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    Thank you sir