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I love how pics of hunters with thier big bears always show them standing behind them about 10 feet trying to make them look bigger than they are,they are plenty big without these little camera perspective tricks!! eye roll

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Joined: 08/27/2004
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i love the pics boys who cares keep em commin im gonna put up a bunch of pics of my baiting site and of where i hunt soon too in the black bear forum and anything goes so check em out keep the good hunts comming and i wish everyone good luck in thier hunts.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------I am a true believer in the one shot one kill method.

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Joined: 08/03/2005
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well personaly the .7mag is perfect and i own a .300 mag
as fro a load with a .416 rem mag you should use a-frame or a nosler with a good charge im partial to factory ammo in case of a failure you know so i would stick with remington factory loads in the .416

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540-gr SuperHardCast dubbed the Hammerhead that is loaded specifically for modern Marlin lever guns. This load produces 2880 foot-pounds of energy, and has a Taylor Knockout Value of 55. Penetration is truly astounding; the venerable .375 H&H doesn't even come close. This has become the No. 1 choice of round and rifle for countless individuals and groups who must work in areas containing grizzlies and brown bears.Produced by Randy Garrett of Garrett Cartridges.

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Location: Anchorage AK
Joined: 12/03/2004
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The Garret Hammerheads are nice but at the velocities they move, if you have to take a shot at over 150 yards, you will be waiting for it to land during your second cup of coffee. It will put a whammy on Mr. Bear when it gets there, but it takes it's own sweet time.

As for Brown Bears, they have a wonderful way of being someplace where you really don't want them to be. Like in a thick stand of alders up really close and personal, or 150 to 200 yards across an open grassy hillside. Your 416 Rem Mag will do just fine. Handloads or factory Federal Premium Safari using the 400 grain Nosler Partition will work just fine. The 400 grain 416 Partition will do just fine when driven at 2350-2400 fps.

I carry a 30-06 up here a lot of the time, but when brownies are on the list, I go bigger. That isn't saying you can't kill a brwon bear with a 30-06 or a 7mm Rem Mag, but if the bear takes offense at you shooting him, I want something that will whomp the snot out of him now, not in a minute.

Hope the hunting has been good to you.

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Location: Juneau,Alaska
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mmichaelAlaska,
amen brother.

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Location: SE Alaska
Joined: 04/27/2005
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Can I second that motion? Yes

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