Brown bear Rifle

hicountry1

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Cool. How long on the trail ?
Got him on day 7. 340yards, qtr. away. Picked bullets off of the off side shoulder.

300rum, 200gr Accubonds. Bullets were about 2 inches apart.

Dropped him on the first shot, then put another one in him.

He rolled about 50 yards down a ridge, then that was it.
 

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tomsd

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Got him on day 7. 340yards, qtr. away. Picked bullets off of the off side shoulder.

300rum, 200gr Accubonds. Bullets were about 2 inches apart.

Dropped him on the first shot, then put another one in him.

He rolled about 50 yards down a ridge, then that was it.
Great shooting. And always good to add a second/anchoring shot - especially for one that BIG. Good luck - hope you get the record. :)
 

tomsd

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Saw a hunting show. There were two Native hunting guides with the Hunter - - and they took turns staying up at night - with a gun - while out on the ice - guarding the tent/flap entrance - just in case a hungry Polar Bear got too aggressive.
 

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Saw a hunting show. There were two Native hunting guides with the Hunter - - and they took turns staying up at night - with a gun - while out on the ice - guarding the tent/flap entrance - just in case a hungry Polar Bear got too aggressive.
Poor polar bear. All he wanted was a good hunter for dinner.
 

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With the perfect shot you could kill it with a 5.56. But, how many of us can make the perfect shot under ANY condition. Most guides will tell you bring the rifle you shoot best. Some areas might have minimum caliber requirements. If it were me, I would take the largest caliber I shoot comfortable. That is my Win M70 CRF in 375 H&H shooting 300 grain bullets. And I would practice a lot more before I went. But that's me, does not mean it is best for everyone.
 

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Bob Hagel said many moons ago that, " You can kill any animal with almost any cartridge under the best conditions, what really is needed is a cartridge and bullet that will do it under the worst conditions. JM
HEAR HEAR . When your life depends on it - it's
With the perfect shot you could kill it with a 5.56. But, how many of us can make the perfect shot under ANY condition. Most guides will tell you bring the rifle you shoot best. Some areas might have minimum caliber requirements. If it were me, I would take the largest caliber I shoot comfortable. That is my Win M70 CRF in 375 H&H shooting 300 grain bullets. And I would practice a lot more before I went. But that's me, does not mean it is best for everyone.
As I said b4: A sage old guide on Kodiak Island was asked - what works on the BIG Bears? Well - that six bits over there does pretty good. For youngsters - 2 bits was way old school for a quarter - so six bits is a .375. :)
no joke!
 

tomsd

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With the perfect shot you could kill it with a 5.56. But, how many of us can make the perfect shot under ANY condition. Most guides will tell you bring the rifle you shoot best. Some areas might have minimum caliber requirements. If it were me, I would take the largest caliber I shoot comfortable. That is my Win M70 CRF in 375 H&H shooting 300 grain bullets. And I would practice a lot more before I went. But that's me, does not mean it is best for everyone.
A .375 does not seem to kick that hard either - more like a push ? A .338 is a thumper tho. .
 
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