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bear shot placement
« on: April 03, 2014, 03:27:17 PM »
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Re: bear shot placement
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2014, 03:33:53 PM »
No idea. Anyway....

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Re: bear shot placement
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2014, 03:55:13 PM »
Average is kind of a difficult term to wrap your head around.  Boars and sows vary greatly in their shape and an "average bear" could weigh 100 lbs less than another "average bear"

What are you trying to determine this for?
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Re: bear shot placement
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2014, 04:01:48 PM »
Average is kind of a difficult term to wrap your head around.  Boars and sows vary greatly in their shape and an "average bear" could weigh 100 lbs less than another "average bear"

What are you trying to determine this for?
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Re: bear shot placement
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2014, 04:05:09 PM »
 There's a thread on here in the bear section. I actually try to take out the shoulder and blow up the heart at the same time. A disected view from the side shows the heart is a little further forward than on deer and elk. I just want to break them down so I don't have to track them as they have a tendency to clot up fairly quickly with the long hair and fat there.

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Re: bear shot placement
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2014, 04:11:07 PM »
No idea. Anyway....

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Re: bear shot placement
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2014, 04:12:36 PM »
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Re: bear shot placement
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2014, 04:18:52 PM »
Family coming home from a week in Orlando...going to busy with family time.
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Re: bear shot placement
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2014, 04:26:45 PM »
There's a thread on here in the bear section. I actually try to take out the shoulder and blow up the heart at the same time. A disected view from the side shows the heart is a little further forward than on deer and elk. I just want to break them down so I don't have to track them as they have a tendency to clot up fairly quickly with the long hair and fat there.

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That's the main takeaway with bear hunting - that the vitals are farther forward.  Very easy to gut shoot a bear if you're not knowing what you're doing.

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Re: bear shot placement
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2014, 04:29:43 PM »
No idea. Anyway....

If you are bored you should stop by tomorrow for a beer...we can chat bear.

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I know a few people with the 'break down the bear' idea, they loose a lot of bear....

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Re: bear shot placement
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2014, 04:41:43 PM »
No idea. Anyway....

If you are bored you should stop by tomorrow for a beer...we can chat bear.

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I know a few people with the 'break down the bear' idea, they loose a lot of bear....

Do you suggest a behind the shoulder shot vs an in the shoulder shot?
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Re: bear shot placement
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2014, 04:44:43 PM »
No idea. Anyway....

If you are bored you should stop by tomorrow for a beer...we can chat bear.

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I know a few people with the 'break down the bear' idea, they loose a lot of bear....

That's because the caliber they shoot sucks.  :chuckle:
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Re: bear shot placement
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2014, 05:00:06 PM »
I know a few people with the 'break down the bear' idea, they loose a lot of bear....

I think it's all about shot angle.  Many forget when they are trying to break a bear down that you still need to be aware of bullet path beyond busting the shoulder.  You want to get that bullet into some vitals even if you break the shoulder.  Shoulder can be a hard target to hit when you want to hit it :chuckle:
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Re: bear shot placement
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2014, 09:01:10 PM »


That's because the caliber they shoot sucks.  :chuckle:

Oh. Your one of those!


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Re: bear shot placement
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2014, 09:08:01 PM »


That's because the caliber they shoot sucks.  :chuckle:

Oh. Your one of those!

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