9 replies [Last post]
saskie's picture
Offline
Moderator
Location: West Carleton, Ottawa, Canada
Joined: 12/23/2002
Posts: 1264
HOLY CRAP!!!!

http://fish-hawk.net/hawktalk/viewtopic.php?t=15750

saskie's picture
Offline
Moderator
Location: West Carleton, Ottawa, Canada
Joined: 12/23/2002
Posts: 1264
HOLY CRAP!!!!

How did Mark Twain put it....never let the truth get in the way of a good story...

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl-grizzlybear5.htm#

Offline
Joined: 08/27/2004
Posts: 1964
HOLY CRAP!!!!

Great site, Good article.

Offline
Joined: 07/11/2005
Posts: 42
HOLY CRAP!!!!
saskie wrote:
How did Mark Twain put it....never let the truth get in the way of a good story...

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl-grizzlybear5.htm#

Mark Twian, the master of great phrases.
"I never let schooling interfere with my education."

Offline
Location: s. california
Joined: 02/01/2008
Posts: 69
HOLY CRAP!!!!

will a 30 06 with a 220 grain bullet stop a grizzly. just wondering or would u need a way bigger gun if so what caliber thx robert

Offline
Location: Greenfield ,MA
Joined: 03/12/2008
Posts: 9
HOLY CRAP!!!!

Robert; The late Jack O"Connor of Outdoor life Mag. Took many trophy bears with the 30-06.In the hands of a good rifleman the 30-06 will get the job done.

expatriate's picture
Offline
Location: Arizona
Joined: 10/26/2002
Posts: 3206
HOLY CRAP!!!!

"Stop" can be a relative term. If you shoot the bear and he dies ten minutes later, you've stopped him. Of course, if he's reduced you to hamburger by then, does it count?

A lot depends on the size of the bear, range of the shot, and bullet placement. It can sometimes take awhile for a grizzly to realize it's dead, so best bet is generally to go for the shoulders to pin him down until he figures it out. Use a premium bullet that'll hold together and penetrate. An '06 with a high weight rentention bullet would probably work for a typical interior Alaska or Lower 48 grizzly if the range wasn't too long and you had the drop on the bear.

Offline
Location: seward alaska
Joined: 02/04/2008
Posts: 20
HOLY CRAP!!!!
expatriate wrote:
"Stop" can be a relative term. If you shoot the bear and he dies ten minutes later, you've stopped him. Of course, if he's reduced you to hamburger by then, does it count?

A lot depends on the size of the bear, range of the shot, and bullet placement. It can sometimes take awhile for a grizzly to realize it's dead, so best bet is generally to go for the shoulders to pin him down until he figures it out. Use a premium bullet that'll hold together and penetrate. An '06 with a high weight rentention bullet would probably work for a typical interior Alaska or Lower 48 grizzly if the range wasn't too long and you had the drop on the bear.

-Yep!..........and I always pack a .44 mag along with my .338.......but, you're right -shot placement, grain, bullet construction...........and a griz is different from a brown bear........

Offline
Location: Melvina, Wi.
Joined: 02/18/2007
Posts: 262
HOLY CRAP!!!!

I lived in AK 74-98 and took grizz--SE brown bera and several blacks with my 06--used 180 gr Core Lokts for blacks and 220 RN Corelokts for brown and grizz--no problems although I later went to using a Rem 416 when guiding and either a 338 or 300 WM for all bears except brownies over bait where i used a 45/70 shooting 350 or 400 grainer FN Speer bullets pushed by 44-47 grs of R7

WesternHunter's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/05/2006
Posts: 2363
HOLY CRAP!!!!

That post was from 2005 and talked like that had happened the week before, yet I recall in 2001 getting an email attachment of those exact same pictures, even saved them and the date show Sept 2001. No doubt it happened, just that the guy is adding this story like it just happened.

Related Forum Threads You Might Like

ThreadThread StarterRepliesLast Updated
Holy crap !!JTapia304/30/2009 06:13 am
any southern AZ coues hunters ?unit9watcher1108/23/2010 17:42 pm
GMU 44 or Holy Cross Wildernessbowhunterasu204/06/2011 20:35 pm
Didn't pull a cow tag for 25/26...now I know why :(SFC B705/29/2013 20:21 pm
First LionHunting Fool601/25/2006 20:25 pm