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Your Bear rifle, bow or ML for 2017
« on: August 25, 2017, 05:07:47 PM »
So what's everyone rifle choice for the 2017 season? I will be using this Smith Corona 1903a3 30-06 sporter with a Nikon Pro-Staff 4-1240mm scope and 4" sun shade. GOOD LUCK TO ALL!
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Re: Your Bear rifle, bow or ML for 2017
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2017, 05:12:05 PM »
This year will be/has been already, the Parker Hale re-bored to 35 Whelen w/Zeiss Conquest scope.   For bear and elk. 

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Re: Your Bear rifle, bow or ML for 2017
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2017, 05:16:52 PM »
If I have time to get out, this will be the rifle for bear this year.  Savage stealth 6.5 creedmoor topped with a NF 5-20x56 SHV.  Shooting handloaded 140 grain accubonds. 

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Re: Your Bear rifle, bow or ML for 2017
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2017, 05:52:44 PM »
That's a very cool rifle
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Re: Your Bear rifle, bow or ML for 2017
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2017, 08:28:24 PM »
6.5 Grendel  :tup:  IT was never my first choice, and still might not be for every hunt, but after dropping a big boar with it it a last week, I like it.

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Re: Your Bear rifle, bow or ML for 2017
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2017, 08:43:55 PM »
Tikka T3 in 30-06 w/ Swarovski Z3 3-10x42 shooting 150 grain Barnes TTSX :tup:

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Re: Your Bear rifle, bow or ML for 2017
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2017, 09:15:29 PM »
Tika t3 300 win man. Topped off with a vortex viper hslr rifle scope. Tac driver. Love this rifle!!

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Re: Your Bear rifle, bow or ML for 2017
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2017, 09:16:53 PM »
Browning blr .308 4x leupold 150 grain federal
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Re: Your Bear rifle, bow or ML for 2017
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2017, 09:18:30 PM »
Sako 270 win with a swarovski z5 3.51844 and 130gn federal ammo

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Re: Your Bear rifle, bow or ML for 2017
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2017, 09:32:40 PM »
CZ-550 American 6.5x55mm with 120gr Barnes TTSX bullets.  Scope is a Burris Fullfield II 3-9x40.  Pretty basic, not super light weight, but should do the job.

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Re: Your Bear rifle, bow or ML for 2017
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2017, 09:51:48 PM »
Savage DOA hunter .308 Winchester with the Bushnell Trophy w/DOA 600 reticle
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Re: Your Bear rifle, bow or ML for 2017
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2017, 04:32:52 AM »
All GREAT selections from everyone. These are all beautiful rifles and fantastic calibers. Anyone using a compound, recurve, longbow, or muzzle loader? KEEP THEM COMING!👍😀💥🔫🇺🇸
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Re: Your Bear rifle, bow or ML for 2017
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2017, 05:55:03 AM »
I have already got a bear with bow and rifle so this year i am going try and get it done with my cva optima 50 cal

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Re: Your Bear rifle, bow or ML for 2017
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2017, 09:19:39 AM »
Black widow Longbow 53# spruce arrows tipped with bear razor heads

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Re: Your Bear rifle, bow or ML for 2017
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2017, 10:31:21 AM »
Just realized this is a thread about what your using for bear..

I will be using mine for deer, oh well  ;)

I'll have a bear tag, just in case so you knows, maybe when it's said and done it'll be used for bear anyways  :P
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Re: Your Bear rifle, bow or ML for 2017
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2017, 11:00:15 AM »
Nedd to get this out of the safe.....think it would work just fine :chuckle:

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Re: Your Bear rifle, bow or ML for 2017
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2017, 03:12:59 PM »
I'll be using my ruger m77 7mm mag with 160 gr nosler partions. Very accurate combo with stopping power.

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Re: Your Bear rifle, bow or ML for 2017
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2017, 03:39:05 PM »
I'm committed to using either my 338/375 Ruger Striker or the 480 Ruger to hunt with this year. Fortunately I have plenty of meat in the freezer left over from last year. :chuckle:



260gr Hammer Hunters at 2730 fps from the 338 mean that anything inside of any reasonable rifle range (and some not so reasonable ranges) will hit the ground. The 480 is good for everything inside of 75 yards.

Who needs a rifle......

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Re: Your Bear rifle, bow or ML for 2017
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2017, 06:07:04 PM »
That Stryker just looks wicked.
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Your Bear rifle, bow or ML for 2017
« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2017, 06:36:26 PM »
Mega Maten (.308) Ready for my bear hunt. Deer and elk with my Hoyt.


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Re: Your Bear rifle, bow or ML for 2017
« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2017, 09:19:38 PM »
This is mine- Winchester Model 70, .300 win mag

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Re: Your Bear rifle, bow or ML for 2017
« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2017, 07:13:05 AM »
7x57 Spanish Mauser

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Re: Your Bear rifle, bow or ML for 2017
« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2017, 09:00:24 AM »
as long as I keep hunting the re-prod for bears it will be a 44 mag lever rifle

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Re: Your Bear rifle, bow or ML for 2017
« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2017, 09:07:54 AM »
@Stalkin Prey

Nice...I to will be toting a 308. :tup:
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Re: Your Bear rifle, bow or ML for 2017
« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2017, 09:20:20 AM »
Savage Long Range Hunter in 300wsm topped with Leupold VX6.
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Re: Your Bear rifle, bow or ML for 2017
« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2017, 09:57:29 AM »
May try old school this year for bear and elk with a neat Savage 99-358 Winchester I recently scored from the Cabelas gun library. Just depends on how it shoots.

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Re: Your Bear rifle, bow or ML for 2017
« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2017, 06:35:34 PM »
I'm toting a 6.8 spc ii with an 18" triad barrel from ARP.

Has only taken deer so far but this year that will change.








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Re: Your Bear rifle, bow or ML for 2017
« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2017, 07:02:34 PM »
May try old school this year for bear and elk with a neat Savage 99-358 Winchester I recently scored from the Cabelas gun library. Just depends on how it shoots.
super jealous!!!
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Re: Your Bear rifle, bow or ML for 2017
« Reply #28 on: August 29, 2017, 02:00:54 PM »
Savage 16 Lightweight Hunter in 7mm-08
Nikon Prostaff 3 2.5-10x40mm

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Re: Your Bear rifle, bow or ML for 2017
« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2017, 09:13:55 AM »
700 .308 as usual.

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Re: Your Bear rifle, bow or ML for 2017
« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2017, 11:25:10 AM »
Ruger No. 3 in .35 Whelen



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