Great bear and great story to go along with it. i don't blame you for backing out and coming back the next day. A wounded bear can be deadly.
Is that a pre-64 Winchester that you used? I have one that my dad gave me. I haven't used it in decades, but it is a cool gun. As thick as it looks from the pic, the open sight 30 30 seems like a good rifle choice.
Very cool story and a great display of hunting ethics by your buddy! There are a lot of guys that would have handled that situation much differently that he did! I bet he'll have a bear tag in his pocket in that area for future hunts.
Although I have never hunted bear, and don't see myself doing it, I always enjoy hearing stories from those of you that do.
Congrats on a beautiful bear! I like the way you posed it for the picture. It kind of looks like he was saying his last prayer!
Accuracy. What an incredible way to give yourself a true advantage.
Go to your club and get a bunch of guys together - and put a target out there at 250 meters. Break out the deer rifles and see who can shoot a decent group, even off of the bench, at this distance. I think you will be shocked at how few can do it.
So - with that in mind, I recently set out to try to develop a semi-custom rifle that I could afford and that would shoot - repeatedly - at MOA.
I started with a platform that I love...