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#5509449 - 08/10/11 07:13 PM 300 win mag grizzly and moose?
ribka Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 03/10/10
Posts: 4476
I'm am primarly a bow hunter so am throwing out this question

Have a moose tag in BC this Oct and the guide has a grizzly tag available. I said hell yeh I'll take it, also picking up at least one wolf tag too

Taking up my bow but also bringing my 300 win mag. I know the 300 is more than enough for moose as I have shot 2 with my bow

Is it justifiable to pick-up a 338 or 375 HH for the grizzly bear or is a 300 win mag sufficient? I know the grizzly and moose run smaller up in N BC than Alaska. Thought I would post this here as you guys seem to have the most real world experience.

Any loads, bullet selection 300 mag/ 338 for big bear?

Thanks

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#5509470 - 08/10/11 07:19 PM Re: 300 win mag grizzly and moose? [Re: ribka]
ironbender Offline
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Originally Posted By: ribka

Is it justifiable to pick-up a 338 or 375 HH for the grizzly bear or is a 300 win mag sufficient?

Yes and Yes!

That justifies the acquisition if that's what you want, but you won't be undergunned with the 300WM.

Good bullet in the right place.
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#5509514 - 08/10/11 07:28 PM Re: 300 win mag grizzly and moose? [Re: ribka]
yukonphil Offline
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Registered: 02/21/11
Posts: 326
Loc: Whitehorse, YT
Ribka,

as you re going in BC i suggest you to try on our Canada section.

there is more than one fellow there that i hunted moose and grizzly.

if you tell there where you re going pretty sure you ll get top notch advices.

of course here too.

ps : there is some nice˛moose dandy in N BC and some BC grizzly can be compare side by side with AK peninsula brown bear.

for the caliber everything will work and take the one you can handle as you re a bowhunter you know a little about bullet or arrow placment

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#5509594 - 08/10/11 07:46 PM Re: 300 win mag grizzly and moose? [Re: yukonphil]
JBabcock Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 12/07/02
Posts: 1514
Loc: Longbranch, Washington
My Brother has been using a 300 Weatherby for about 25 years on Moose and Grizzlies. Hasn't let him down yet. 200gr Noslers are his 1st choice, but he's killed just as many or more with 180's.

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#5509608 - 08/10/11 07:49 PM Re: 300 win mag grizzly and moose? [Re: yukonphil]
docdb Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 01/25/03
Posts: 2441
My grizzly fell to a .30-06 like he was was hit by the hammer of Thor
I used Federal factory 180gr TSX


Edited by docdb (08/10/11 07:50 PM)

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#5509619 - 08/10/11 07:51 PM Re: 300 win mag grizzly and moose? [Re: ribka]
Dirtfarmer Online   content
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 11/28/10
Posts: 10633
Loc: Central Louisiana
That sounds like a great hunt. If I was in your shoes, it would be an easy choice. I have a .300 Win Mag that light and accurate. I would be working on the right loads for that hunt, with the possiblilty of a bear in mind. Now, if I was going after the big bears, I'd have to take my .375, but it's a lot heavier than the .300 Win Mag. With the right loads the Win Mag is an effective and adaptable round.

DF

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#5509643 - 08/10/11 07:57 PM Re: 300 win mag grizzly and moose? [Re: JBabcock]
gddir Offline
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Registered: 10/04/09
Posts: 1207
Loc: Oklahoma/Kansas
Originally Posted By: JBabcock
My Brother has been using a 300 Weatherby for about 25 years on Moose and Grizzlies. Hasn't let him down yet. 200gr Noslers are his 1st choice, but he's killed just as many or more with 180's.


+1 on the .300Weatherby! 200gr AB's--84gr of H-1000 at 3,000fps gets their attention right away.
G
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#5509688 - 08/10/11 08:07 PM Re: 300 win mag grizzly and moose? [Re: ribka]
bsa1917hunter Offline
Campfire Kahuna

Registered: 08/12/10
Posts: 16924
Loc: Orygun
Originally Posted By: ribka
I'm am primarly a bow hunter so am throwing out this question

Have a moose tag in BC this Oct and the guide has a grizzly tag available. I said hell yeh I'll take it, also picking up at least one wolf tag too

Taking up my bow but also bringing my 300 win mag. I know the 300 is more than enough for moose as I have shot 2 with my bow

Is it justifiable to pick-up a 338 or 375 HH for the grizzly bear or is a 300 win mag sufficient? I know the grizzly and moose run smaller up in N BC than Alaska. Thought I would post this here as you guys seem to have the most real world experience.

Any loads, bullet selection 300 mag/ 338 for big bear?

Thanks



When in doubt use a partition. My 300 win mag loves the 200 gr. partition. I'm pretty sure a bear wouldn't like it though. I've even got some 220 gr. partitions stashed away for that special hunt grin
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#5509705 - 08/10/11 08:11 PM Re: 300 win mag grizzly and moose? [Re: gddir]
Salmonella Online   content
Campfire Guide

Registered: 10/16/06
Posts: 3612
Loc: Behind Enemy Lines
No worries with the .300 Win.
Prepare in other ways, your rifle is more than enough.



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#5509735 - 08/10/11 08:19 PM Re: 300 win mag grizzly and moose? [Re: Salmonella]
bsa1917hunter Offline
Campfire Kahuna

Registered: 08/12/10
Posts: 16924
Loc: Orygun
Originally Posted By: Salmonella
No worries with the .300 Win.
Prepare in other ways, your rifle is more than enough.




I know I've told you this before, but very cool pic.
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Originally Posted By: raybass
I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.


BSA

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