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Re: Rifle Choice SE Alaska Brown Bear
« Reply #60 on: November 25, 2020, 10:40:19 PM »
Pard just killed a giant last week on kodiak, where he lives, 7 mag, 29 11/16...

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Naw I’m sandbaggin a bit....
water wisteria floating

I would most definitely buy a 375 or bigger!!! 😂😂
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Re: Rifle Choice SE Alaska Brown Bear
« Reply #61 on: November 27, 2020, 08:58:30 AM »
Pard just killed a giant last week on kodiak, where he lives, 7 mag, 29 11/16...


Dang! That's my dream hunt right there!
You'll never get Bigun's by shooting Littleun's.

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Re: Rifle Choice SE Alaska Brown Bear
« Reply #62 on: November 27, 2020, 09:00:18 AM »
Wow
Just amazes me how big those things are.!!
Nice bear

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Re: Rifle Choice SE Alaska Brown Bear
« Reply #63 on: November 30, 2020, 10:28:26 AM »
I saw a few comments about 45-70.  I use the barnes vor-tx rounds in 7 Mag and 300 Win Mag, and love them.  But when I look at their ballistics chart, their loading for 45-70 seems really low. 2469 ft-lbs at the muzzle and 1509 ft-lbs at 100 yards.  Compared to 3500 ft-lbs at the muzzle and 3000-ish at 100 yards for 300 win mag.  For folks that like the 45-70, are you using much hotter loads, or just thinking it's a close-in brush-gun round? 

Thanks, and here's the link to the barnes ballistic data for their cartridges. 

https://www.barnesbullets.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Barnes-Ammo-Ballistic-Chart-Standard-2017-1.pdf

Modified to add that I haven't hunted brown bear, and am just commenting on the cartridge discussion...

 


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