220 swift kills grizzly


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V00DOO
May 17, 2007, 02:40 PM
looks like a scary thought

http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/wildlife/bears/attacks/story/8803434p-8704592c.html


lot to learn from this article

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sojournerhome
May 17, 2007, 03:33 PM
So accuracy over caliber wins the day.
If you can't hit it.
It doesn't matter how big the bullet is....;)

marksman13
May 17, 2007, 05:34 PM
All things considered though, I bet ol Ray would have rather had the .338. Three well placed shots did the job though. When you don't have the power you damn well better have accuracy. I would rather have both personally.:D

skidooman
May 17, 2007, 06:23 PM
thats scary and i hate bears even more now.

Cosmoline
May 17, 2007, 06:27 PM
Hate bears? For being where they've always been? You live here, you have no right to hate bears.

koja48
May 17, 2007, 09:57 PM
Never hated them, always respected them, will forever be in awe of them . . . magnificent creatures! I feel fortunate to have seen as many as I have.

Sharps-shooter
May 26, 2007, 02:27 PM
I love bears. I nearly got mauled by one once, thought i was dead for sure, it was persuaded to do otherwise at the last second. One of the most horrifying and exhilirating moments of my life.

I noticed that in glacier NP in montana, last I was there, the rangers carry .410 shotguns to defend themselves against bears. Little power and less accuracy. I guess you can always hire new rangers, but bears are harder to find.

Vern Humphrey
May 26, 2007, 03:03 PM
Okay, guys -- anyone who goes grizzley hunting with me carries a .375 H&H, or I leave you home. Understood?

H&Hhunter
May 26, 2007, 04:01 PM
Just goes to show you that the very best rifle one can have in a situation like that is the one that you have in your hands!

koja48
May 26, 2007, 10:15 PM
in glacier NP in Montana, last I was there, the rangers carry .410 shotguns to defend themselves against bears

Grew up in Montana & never heard that before . . . wonder if the Park Service considers that part of a normal attrition staff adjustment plan?

thexrayboy
May 26, 2007, 10:36 PM
That one definitely rates 10+ on the pucker meter. Even if you are very careful and experienced things can go bad in a heartbeat. Good reason to never hunt alone, especially in bear country.

bl4ckd0g
May 26, 2007, 11:48 PM
Heard from several Canadians that this is par for the course for the Natives. Supposedly, many Inuits and other Canadian natives hunt all local wildlife with a .22-250, or smaller caliber rifle.

V00DOO
May 27, 2007, 12:03 AM
same as above with the native alaskans...they aint skeered to hunt the big game with smalller caliber...of course most can shoot offhand at 300m and drop a can of soda...distance=safety

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