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Offline armoredman

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Alright, here's a hypothetical hunting question for ya...
« on: April 08, 2016, 03:12:26 PM »
You have just been given a license, permit, stamp, to go hunt Arctic Grizzly bear. What rifle/what ammo? Must be compatible with extreme cold weather. :)

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Re: Alright, here's a hypothetical hunting question for ya...
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2016, 05:00:34 PM »
Remington XTR in 375 H&H mag with my 300 gr. Solid handloads and low power 1-4 scope in QR rings. Is this a coastal hunt or open territory? Might change my ammo and scope choices.


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Re: Alright, here's a hypothetical hunting question for ya...
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2016, 02:53:32 AM »
Not sure where the person I know who is actually DOING this is headed to...I personally wouldn't take on grizzly with anything that sn't either vehicle mounted or crew served... :o

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Re: Alright, here's a hypothetical hunting question for ya...
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2016, 05:19:53 AM »
My wife's grandfather lived in Alaska, he never went grizzly hunting but killed quite a few while hunting moose. He would spook them or disturb them in some way and if they charged he'd put them down. He carried a .458 Win Mag, his thought was "bring enough gun". His son in law asked him one time why he only carried 4 shells, his reply was "that's all I can stand to shoot the SOB"! 😜

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Re: Alright, here's a hypothetical hunting question for ya...
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2016, 07:14:17 AM »
Used to be an old guy by the name of Elmer Keith that wrote for Guns & Ammo magazine for a few years.

He had a lot of experience killing large dangerous bears up north.

He carried a double rifle like those used in Africa for elephants, water buffalo, etc.

When asked why he carried such a rifle for brown bears he replied, "The bullets go all the way through, and I want them to bleed from two holes at the same time."

Anything that big, that mean, you want to die quick.

I'd still want to be up in a good stout tree before pulling the trigger.  And have a big bore handgun in a holster on my hip.
Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.  So, if you see me walking the dogs with my SIG 556R, its okay.

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Re: Alright, here's a hypothetical hunting question for ya...
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2016, 08:09:16 AM »
Not sure where the person I know who is actually DOING this is headed to...I personally wouldn't take on grizzly with anything that sn't either vehicle mounted or crew served... :o

Perfect for coastal bears;

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Re: Alright, here's a hypothetical hunting question for ya...
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2016, 09:48:43 AM »
This:



and, this:

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Re: Alright, here's a hypothetical hunting question for ya...
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2016, 11:24:49 AM »
In all seriousness, I would forgo the magnums in favor of a rifle/cartridge combo that I can shoot with the utmost of precision. A .308 or 30-06 in something like a stainless Tikka T3 (for weather resistance) would be a top choice. Choose the appropriate projectile and go forth and hunt.

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Re: Alright, here's a hypothetical hunting question for ya...
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2016, 12:17:27 PM »
My wife's grandfather lived in Alaska, he never went grizzly hunting but killed quite a few while hunting moose. He would spook them or disturb them in some way and if they charged he'd put them down. He carried a .458 Win Mag, his thought was "bring enough gun". His son in law asked him one time why he only carried 4 shells, his reply was "that's all I can stand to shoot the SOB"! 😜
I had the um, pleasure of shooting a .458 Winmag about 20 years ago. If a couple of these rounds won't kill it, I don't want to be anywhere near it. Probably the single most memorable gun I've ever fired.

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Re: Alright, here's a hypothetical hunting question for ya...
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2016, 11:17:28 PM »
Grendel, even though I have access to 2 50 BMGs not carrying them more than 20 yards. Ammo is a bit steep for practice also.  HOWEVER, that said if anyone offers to let you try one DO IT. Nothing like the BOOM clang of steel at 800 yards or more.
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