I called this bear in last weekend with a hand call and harvested him with a single 70 yard shot from my Browning .300 Winchester Magnum rifle. I about died packing him out of the canyon, but it was well worth it. Enjoy! Keith
Nice Bear Keith, how far did you have to pack him out?
It was about a mile, but it was all climbing up and out of a canyon. Based on elk, deer, and lion that I have shot, I estimated the live weight around 250 or so pounds. Also I processed the bear at home and froze up 140 pounds of de-boned meat, if that figure means anything to anybody.
Others have offered up a sighting of roughly 2 inches high at 100 yards as a good sighting scheme. In my own experience I have come to favor a sighting of 3.5 inches high at 100 yards. This allows for the individual to hold dead-on (directly in the middle of the top and bottom) the animal out to roughly 350 yards.
Magnum calibers such as the 7mm Remington and 300 Winchester will extend this slightly. At 400 yards I hold directly on the backbone of the animal. The drop at this range allows the...