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#2104897 - 03/23/08 12:40 PM Re: 9.3X62 or 338 Win. Mag: Which would you rather have in your hands..... [Re: Steelhead]
VAnimrod Offline
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Registered: 04/21/04
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I ain't no damnyankee. I'm Southern.

Must be the cold up there.... snowblindness and all.....
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#2105029 - 03/23/08 02:22 PM Re: 9.3X62 or 338 Win. Mag: Which would you rather have in your hands..... [Re: kutenay]
KodiakHntr Offline
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Registered: 05/19/07
Posts: 1098
Loc: Northern BC



 Originally Posted By: Kutenay

have never killed one myself


So the answer is none then?

 Originally Posted By: Kutenay


In my five+ decades of bush experience,



You've certainly had an awful lot of jobs that one would think would have to be based out of a city of some description...Book Store clerk, shoe salesman, outdoor retail salesman, etc....To have spent the last 50 years in the bush as you purport.

 Originally Posted By: Kutenay


As to being a ...serious...BC bushman, pal, I think that I certainly qualify in this respect.


See above.

 Originally Posted By: Kutenay


It seems as though you can hand out the comments about not taking credit for one's family's accomplishments (Canada forum?) pretty damm well, BUT, you constantly base your opinions on Grizzlies, calibers, etc., on what your DAD did and I thought that may be it might be time to point this out.



Might be time to point out that there is a far cry from being beside someone or around someone who actually accomplished things, as opposed to having tales of accomplishments from anywhere from many decades to HUNDREDS of years ago...

 Originally Posted By: Kutenay


so don't think I'm attacking him, or, even you



Isn't that exactly what you are doing?
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Why pack all that messy meat out of the bush when we can just go to the grocery store where meat is made? Hell,if they sold antlers I would save so much money I could afford to go Dolphin fishing. Maybe even a baby seal safari.

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#2105051 - 03/23/08 02:35 PM Re: 9.3X62 or 338 Win. Mag: Which would you rather have in your hands..... [Re: VAnimrod]
kutenay Offline
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Registered: 03/15/04
Posts: 7739
 Originally Posted By: VAnimrod
I ain't no damnyankee. I'm Southern.

Must be the cold up there.... snowblindness and all.....


Yeah, I should have realized that, hell of a thing, eh, to call a "blueblooded southern gentleman" a ...Yank..., my abject apologies, must be that dammed Easter Bunny, again, eh?

It IS snowing hard on the mountains around Vancouver at present, kind of neat, you can go jogging along the ocean front in shorts and singlet OR go snowshoeing/sking on 10-12 ft. of snow within a half hour's drive. Not many places like this, as long as we keep it the way it is supposed to be, wildlife, wilderness parks, clean lakes, fish and a decent society, mostly, with some social vermin, but, what state/province/city doesn't have some of those, eh?

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#2105074 - 03/23/08 02:47 PM Re: 9.3X62 or 338 Win. Mag: Which would you rather have in your hands..... [Re: kutenay]
Mississippi Offline
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Registered: 02/03/06
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Loc: Jackson, MS
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#2105095 - 03/23/08 03:02 PM Re: 9.3X62 or 338 Win. Mag: Which would you rather have in your hands..... [Re: Mississippi]
CRS Offline
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Registered: 12/21/05
Posts: 2024
Loc: Black Hills of Dakota
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if you were up close and personal with a big brown bear?


Easy decision-- 9.3x62



Edited by CRS (03/23/08 03:02 PM)
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#2105118 - 03/23/08 03:20 PM Re: 9.3X62 or 338 Win. Mag: Which would you rather have in your hands..... [Re: CRS]
Brad Offline
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Registered: 10/31/00
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Neither... were I wanting a medium I'd do a 375 Ruger.
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#2105130 - 03/23/08 03:25 PM Re: 9.3X62 or 338 Win. Mag: Which would you rather have in your hands..... [Re: Brad]
Mark R Dobrenski Offline
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Registered: 04/19/01
Posts: 28277
Loc: Bozeman, Montana
 Originally Posted By: Brad
Neither... were I wanting a medium I'd do a 375 Ruger.



Starting from scratch so would I........perhaps we still should there Mac?

It's be one heck of a yote rig.... \:\)

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#2105134 - 03/23/08 03:27 PM Re: 9.3X62 or 338 Win. Mag: Which would you rather have in your hands..... [Re: Brad]
CRS Offline
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Registered: 12/21/05
Posts: 2024
Loc: Black Hills of Dakota
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Neither... were I wanting a medium I'd do a 375 Ruger.


yep, or a 416, 423, 429, 458, 470 etc.

I think we can all agree that if it's hitting the fan, bigger is better.
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#2105173 - 03/23/08 03:47 PM Re: 9.3X62 or 338 Win. Mag: Which would you rather have in your hands..... [Re: Brad]
zxc Offline
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Registered: 07/03/06
Posts: 2324
Loc: Central British Columbia
i have only faced a griz and her cub once on a narrow trail to clear cut.My friend had a 308 win and i had a 7Rem Mag, this was 19 yrs ago. We were 40-50ft from them when they popped out of the brush, i whispered head shots only as the scope was full of the sow bears head. we waited them out and after some chomping licking the air and standing on tippy toes they went their way. The next season we had 338 winchesters with 250gr bullets and feeling a little better when walking. After thinking about it, i do not rush down a trail at dusk anymore, I leave time to walk slowly and observe my surroundings on the way to the hunting spot. Short , light, big bore, scoped down to 1.5 or 2x, slick functioning rifle is what will see you through these encounters, plus learning not to shoot unless absolutely neccessary as all hell breaks loose when you pull that trigger. A 35 whelen is good for this activity as are the various 9.3's. 375 HH generally need to be modified to foefill this function. Whn on the ground i like a good medium , when traveling from place to place a 3006 is good as well as for November deer hunting as the bears have gone to sleep. Your experience may vary.

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#2105226 - 03/23/08 04:14 PM Re: 9.3X62 or 338 Win. Mag: Which would you rather have in your hands..... [Re: zxc]
husqvarna Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 09/20/06
Posts: 1579
Loc: Texas Panhandle
I saw a bear in northern Wisconsin once so I'm intitled to an opinion. I pick 9.3X62 because that is what I own.

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