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220 swift kills grizzly

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by V00DOO, May 17, 2007.

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  1. V00DOO

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  2. sojournerhome

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    So Accuracy wins again.

    So accuracy over caliber wins the day.
    If you can't hit it.
    It doesn't matter how big the bullet is....;)
     
  3. marksman13

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    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
     
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    thats scary and i hate bears even more now.
     
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    Hate bears? For being where they've always been? You live here, you have no right to hate bears.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Okay, guys -- anyone who goes grizzley hunting with me carries a .375 H&H, or I leave you home. Understood?
     
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    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!
     
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    Grew up in Montana & never heard that before . . . wonder if the Park Service considers that part of a normal attrition staff adjustment plan?
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  13. V00DOO

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    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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