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.
There is something about the look and feel of a bolt action rifle with a walnut stock that pleases me. Call me old fashioned, but the character of the rifle I choose to own is equally as important to me as how that rifle performs.
I’ll be the first to admit that the lack of weight in a carbon fiber stock is awfully nice when chasing elk in high country and that any synthetic could help a bit when mother natured decides to rain on your parade. My own preference, however, is to...