I usually hunt big game with a .338 win. and .444 marlin. But, i no longer have these... the only thing i have left is a 7mm and 8 mm mauser. Are these sufficient enough with factory loads for western washington black bear?
in all reality you should be fine as long as you have good shot placement, and depending on your distance. I would probably use the federal trophy bonded bear claw ammo for the 7mm. Ive been using my 300 win mag with no problems. I just bought a 325wsm, havent had the opportunity to try it out on a bear yet but it should do well enough. Just remember to be sure of shot placement. just my 2 cents
Here is the scenario... you sit in your 2 piece climbing stand and your foot inadvertently bumps the lower section while there is no weight on it - and it slides down the tree, out of reach!
OK, you are safe - you have a string tied from the upper section that you are sitting on and the foot portion that slid 4-5 feet down the tree. All you have to do it pull the other section up, reposition it and you are back in business, correct?
Have you ever tested this theory?
I have -...