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Re: Bear Rifles? Let's see 'em! [Re: ingwe] #13928218 06/26/19
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Both his lower canine's were broken off. The guides said he probably would not have made it through the spring.



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Re: Bear Rifles? Let's see 'em! [Re: Cascade] #13929961 06/26/19
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Pre 64 M70 in 9.3x62 built by Redneck and Charlie Santoni.

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Shoots the 250 Accubond pretty good too.

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Re: Bear Rifles? Let's see 'em! [Re: huntsman22] #13930260 06/27/19
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Originally Posted by huntsman22
My boss used his 30 nosler last month....

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Could he sit back any farther?

Re: Bear Rifles? Let's see 'em! [Re: GSSP] #13930472 06/27/19
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Originally Posted by GSSP
Pre 64 M70 in 9.3x62 built by Redneck and Charlie Santoni.

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Shoots the 250 Accubond pretty good too.

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Very nice! Pretty good blueprint for most any reasonable cartridge! Is that an Echols/McMillan stock?

Re: Bear Rifles? Let's see 'em! [Re: patbrennan] #13930476 06/27/19
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Bear rifles? I thought all they made were bows!

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Re: Bear Rifles? Let's see 'em! [Re: Cascade] #13930488 06/27/19
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I have a .223 in the safe...


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Re: Bear Rifles? Let's see 'em! [Re: Rob96] #13930750 06/27/19
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Originally Posted by Rob96
Originally Posted by huntsman22
My boss used his 30 nosler last month....

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Re: Bear Rifles? Let's see 'em! [Re: Cascade] #13930909 06/27/19
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I was a little confused by the heading of the thread... I didn't realize anyone had a special defined "bear rifle" ... just about any elk capable rifle will kill a bear so drag out about anything you use for larger critters and go forth and slay Yogi... I usually use my .338 just to get it out of the safe a couple more times a year, but I wouldn't feel handicapped using a 30-06, 25-06, etc... if that is what my hand landed on when reaching in the safe that day.... wink

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Re: Bear Rifles? Let's see 'em! [Re: Cascade] #13931018 06/27/19
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For Colorado's black bears I figure any of my centerfires will do. For larger I've always figured my Marlin .45-70 would be close to as good as it gets.


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Re: Bear Rifles? Let's see 'em! [Re: Whelenman] #13931968 06/27/19
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Originally Posted by Whelenman
Bear rifles? I thought all they made were bows!


Okay - ya got me there! smile

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Re: Bear Rifles? Let's see 'em! [Re: Sheister] #13931970 06/27/19
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Originally Posted by Sheister
I was a little confused by the heading of the thread... I didn't realize anyone had a special defined "bear rifle" ... just about any elk capable rifle will kill a bear so drag out about anything you use for larger critters and go forth and slay Yogi... I usually use my .338 just to get it out of the safe a couple more times a year, but I wouldn't feel handicapped using a 30-06, 25-06, etc... if that is what my hand landed on when reaching in the safe that day.... wink

Bob


Shhh… wink

Yes, I agree. Just wanted to know who used what for their bear hunting. My adult sons call my 375 Number One "Dad's bear rifle" 'cause I shot three bears with it, and, aside from one unfortunate rock chuck, I haven't shot anything else with it.

But yes, pretty much any decent deer or elk rifle seems to work well on bear. From my limited experience anyway.

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Lousy pic. But I didn't have a fencepost handy at the time.

A-Bolt Stainless Stalker .375 Wby with a 2-10x38 Weaver on top.

One B&C bruin on its resume. It's uckin' fugly. But it shoots QUITE acceptably well and makes big critters stop...…...……….now.

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Re: Bear Rifles? Let's see 'em! [Re: Cascade] #13934202 06/28/19
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This year, I might just use the 45/70 Marlin 1895. Has a 2.5x Leupold in QD rings, and is zeroed at 100 yards with 350 gr RNSP Hornady handloads. It's a new rifle, haven't hunted with this one yet. I suspect it would be just fine for bear hunting.

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Custom Fox Sterlingworth 16 ga converted to 45-70. Done by the late Roe Clark. One time Savage/Fox historian.


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Re: Bear Rifles? Let's see 'em! [Re: Longbeardking] #13934509 06/28/19
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Custom Fox Sterlingworth 16 ga converted to 45-70. Done by the late Roe Clark. One time Savage/Fox historian.


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Re: Bear Rifles? Let's see 'em! [Re: patbrennan] #13935277 06/28/19
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Very nice! Pretty good blueprint for most any reasonable cartridge! Is that an Echols/McMillan stock?[/quote]

Good eye. Yes, it is. I also have the Shrike/Remington version on my wildcat 6.5x57 BR.

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I've had a few dedicated brown bear rifles. I carried a 358 Norma Mag for years with perfect results, then I had a hunter with a (then brand new) 425 Express and as part of his appreciation on a great moose took my 300 WM with him and he delivered it the following spring on his way to Kodiak. A real powerhouse and I settled on Barnes X 350gr @2300fps, great cartridge, I killed a brown bear here in the middle of the night at about6' away on his hind feet. And then a friend of mine and Phil's was here and announced his Old Ugly clone was for sale,, a quick trade for a Ruger 77 in 257 Bob with 300 loaded rounds was made. I killed (follow up's and tracking wounded) 7 brown bears the farthest being about 50'.
About this time the forums erupted with 400 Whelen glee, having impulsed before I did it again,, instead of waiting for a Springfield and buying a new reamer I bought a beater Enfield and had a fellow use a worn reamer, it shot fine and I used it on 3 brown bears with the 400 Woodleigh @2150fps. I decided it needed a facelift and as a whim I ISO on AR for 411KDF dies. I hit the jackpot!! Jim Weisner contacted me with dies and a reamer,, I got all the parts and pieces to my friend and gunsmith (Andy Hawk) and this is the end result.
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Re: Bear Rifles? Let's see 'em! [Re: MontanaCreekHunter] #13935879 06/29/19
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Custom Fox Sterlingworth 16 ga converted to 45-70. Done by the late Roe Clark. One time Savage/Fox historian.


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Re: Bear Rifles? Let's see 'em! [Re: Cascade] #13937512 06/29/19
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I'm photo challenged, so draw upon your imagination. My proven and trusted black bear rifle is a 1969 vintage Remington 700 in 350 Rem. Mag. with a 4x33 IOR Valdada scope with a German #1 reticle. An "also ran" that I haven't taken a bear with is my Marlin 444 with a Leupold 3x30 FX-II scope. Last year I alternated between them, but didn't get a shot. I'll use both again this year.


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