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300 RUM on Brownies?

I've never hunted them but I think that Chester Golf got it right, Barnes TSX. With that much velocity I'd be concerned about tearing up a lesser bullet on a close shot. Doesn't seem to be much value in having a cartridge that can stop a close encounter it you don't have a bullet up to the job.

Come to think of it, this is the first time I've ever suggested using a premium bullet. What would you take, Western Hunter, if you were to go? I think I'd take a 338-06 loaded with 250gr Hornady RN or maybe a 250gr Nosler Partition.

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For Grizzlies? I'd take a BIG gun and use some type of heavy premium bullet. Probably a Trophy Bonded Bear Claw or a Swift A-Frame.

Something relatively slow and very heavy like a .375 H&H or .458 Win Mag. Would definitley have a low fixed powered scope mounted with quick detachable scope rings and keep the iron sights zero'd at 50 to 75 yrds

Oh yeah, not taking any chances with those beasts. If it can eat me or inflict serious damage or death, I'm coming prepared. lol

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300 RUM on Brownies?

I just took my first brownie...a sow that squared just under 7 feet. Used a .300 WSM with 180 grain TSX bullets. At 124 yards (verified by laser), the bullet went through the left shoulder, transited the vitals, came out just behind he right shoulder, and kept on going, leaving an exit wound about the size of a quarter. The impact knocked her clean off her feet and she only made it about six feet before dropping dead as a stone. So I'd say a .300 RUM ought to do just fine. Not a B&C bear, but big enough. It's not the size of the bullet -- it's where you put it that counts.

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300 RUM on Brownies?

I would consider the 200gr swift bonded A-frame.

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300 RUM on Brownies?

I wouldnt mind trying out the Super X CSP4 on grizz's. Im sure with my odd 6 they'd go down quick.

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Re: 300 RUM on Brownies?
Reuben wrote:
I am taking my rem 700 bdl ss in 300 rum out bear hunting this spring for some brown bear in SW Alaska. I was wondering if anyone has experience bear hunting with this cartridge? I use 200 grain Barnes TSX's doing 3200 fps. (Are there better loads?) I was going to take the 350 Rem Mag, but don't have a scope on it (limited range capabilities). It's the back up shooting 250 grain Barnes at 2500 fps. Any info or suggestions would be great.

Thanks Reuben

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Re: 300 RUM on Brownies?
Reuben wrote:
I am taking my rem 700 bdl ss in 300 rum out bear hunting this spring for some brown bear in SW Alaska. I was wondering if anyone has experience bear hunting with this cartridge? I use 200 grain Barnes TSX's doing 3200 fps. (Are there better loads?) I was going to take the 350 Rem Mag, but don't have a scope on it (limited range capabilities). It's the back up shooting 250 grain Barnes at 2500 fps. Any info or suggestions would be great.

Thanks Reuben

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300 RUM on Brownies

You are also forgetting the Serralles line of rums, mainly Don Q. Mmmmmm The TRUE rum and coke

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Shot placment, shot placement, shot placement. Archers take bears all the time, 400 grain arrow 300 FPS. But have a good back up cannon.

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HOGGETTER wrote:
Shot placment, shot placement, shot placement. Archers take bears all the time, 400 grain arrow 300 FPS. But have a good back up cannon.

I wish more hunter would focus more on this than they do endlessly debating and splitting hair on various cartridges.

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