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I drew a Spring Brown Bear Tag inKodiak Unit DB134. Has anyone hunted there before? What was your experience like. I own a .416 Remington anyone have a load desigend that would be good for Brown Bear?

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Congrats on getting the tag! The competition has to be stiff for that draw.

When I was in elementary school our principal had a kodiak brown bear rug, to this day I am still amazed at how big those bears get. Good luck, unfortunately I can't recommend a load since I have never hunted brown bear.

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Although I have never hunted brown bear, I would suggest getting in contact with some hunting guides and asking them their thoughts on what type of load you should use. I can say one thing about what type of to use and that is one with a good premium bullet loaded being that this could be a once and lifetime chance. When it comes to any hunt no expense should be spared to help yourself and to kill the animal you are hunting in the most humanely way as possible. Good luck with your hunt and I hope you get the trophy you are after.

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A .375 H & H, TOOK 3 SHOTS TO STOP A HUGE BROWN IN SITKA, ALASKA.

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not sure but better be a fair size load would not want to piss him off

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Congratulations on your tag draw! Wish I was going with you! I would recommend a load with at least 250-275 grains bullets, the bigger the better! A good quality bullet, such as a Nosler partition or trophy bonded slug, this will offer massive penetration and colossal damage!!

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Never hunted brown bear either, but found this article on another site:

http://www.huntingmag.com/big_game/bear_busting/

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federal loads a 400 gr trophy bonded bearclaw in 416

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I would pick any premium bullet that shoots the best in your rifle. When I'm hunting brown bear (usually just in the spring) I hunt with 225-grain or 250-grain Partitions out of my 338 Win. Mag. I'll be using Accubonds this year, though.

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Grizz.....I too have 416 Remington. I have used Remington Safari Grade ammo in the 350 grain Trophy Bonded Bear Claw bullets on moose, eland, blue wildebeast and bears etc. They do stay together well on heavy bone.

I also have handloaded the Swift A Frame Bullets, which I think is a better bullet all the way around (tuffer least wise) on big animals. The 350 grain is all you will need and the velocity will be around the 2650fps mark, a good flat shooting bullet out to 200 yards.

[ This Message was edited by: Quick-Sand on 2003-07-06 10:01 ]

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would a 7mm rem mag or a 300 win mag be too small for the brown bear?

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