I bought 3 boxes of the federal 400 gr bullets you mentioned. they shoot well in my rifle (intertarms) and I will be using this combo for backup on brown bear. I don't intend on using beyond 200 yards, but I will know the drops for this ammo.
I suspect it will not bounce off of them. :)
an interesting question.
i suspect that a lot depends on what animal you are hunting. i can't imagine any PH allowing a client to shoot an unwounded elephant at 100 yards, not to mention 300 yards. or shooting a lion at 200 yards or an unwounded cape buffalo, etc.
the clients that bear...
i would say a 25-06 to a 30-06 would be a fine sheep gun. if it shoots at 2900 fps or faster makes the drop on long shots easier. i think 243 cal is too light. get an accurate rifle in the caliber above, learn the drops and go kill sheep.
Mine is the alaskan model, 375 ruger. love the gun. If you want a whelen, i think the advice of buying 2 and having one rebored or re-barreled is the right idea. but if you get a 375 ruger, why bother? :)
Red Leg. I would disagree with this statement. He is pretty much an expert on this subject, and has offered to debate ANYONE that disagrees with his position. I have listened to his information and have to agree with him on this subject.
there have been doctors and scientists that refuse...
i'm gonna disagree. i think a .308 for a brown bear, not a "interior grizzly" is a bit light in caliber. can you do it? yup. is it adequate, i think it is light. like a .308 win is light on eland. will it work, yup. and a .243 will kill an elk. does not make it an elk cartridge. a...
in a word, yes, it is.
the .338 win is a great cartridge for brown bear. some people want more (many which are guides and are backup shooters) but if good bullets are used and shot placement is good it is a decent brown bear cartridge.
if the timing was right i suspect i would go, i bet velo dog would attend as well if the date was right. for me, the 4th of july wont work (to close to the birthday of my accomplice) but, if timing is good, i'd go.
It does if you don't want scars! :)
i do see IVW's argument regarding a small shot pattern is not much different in coverage or hitting a target than a slug. I also am curious of the tss penetration and shock value.
the slug will deform (maybe) and expend more energy and tissue damage.
i am with kevin peacock on this one, get a 450-400 3" and don't look back. it is big enough for up to elephant, you will be able to shoot it well, be able to put sights on it (i use a scoped o/u zoli) and you will be able to shoot to 200 yards.
there was a guy that verified...
the above commentary is pretty standard for bypass patients. I suspect you will feel amazingly better soon.
that said, i too believe that prayer works. i am praying for your speedy recovery. god bless you and yours.
you should watch the bowhunting video from grizzly stick on hunting cape buffalo. probably 25-30 buffalo shot with a bow, (not sure if any were killed with a gun due to editing) and quite a few die on camera. archery gear is quite capable of killing the largest animals.
I have owned rifles with muzzle brakes and killed a bunch of moose and lesser animals with them. As i age, i hope wisdom from experience help me to make decisions sometimes different than i would have made 20+ years ago.
use your muzzle brake to practice with, then take it off when actually on...
and THATS how clients get separated or injured or drowned, or, or, or! good on ya for hanging in there, there was just plenty of downside on THAT particular course of action. makes a great story if you survive it tho. :)
agreed. this is likely EXACTLY what happened. their transport was at risk, so the pilot moved it. was not much he could do for @pamtnman at the time. that is why it is SO CRITICAL in the alaska back country to have your own weapon, or method for self defense from 2 or 4 legged predators.
I've got a 450-400 with 400 gr north fork solids that have yet to be fired in anger. you buy me a hunt for elephant (of any kind) and i will be sure to give a solid report on whether or not it was enough gun. ;)
A. its what i have (also have 458 win)
B. it has been a historically good...
As i have stated before,
hunting lions with a bow is a stunt. if things go well, then a guy could survive one, maybe two. but you can't push an apex predator along, keep harassing him and then hit him with an arrow (even one properly placed and this one was not) and not expect a charge! what...
you are an idiot!! you should sell that lousy rifle to me for what you paid for it and go right out and buy a 458 lott!! :ROFLMAO:
nah, my suggestion is, load it up as it is capable for and enjoy it. if you lived in N. America, well, then i would continue to brow beat you till you...
I use the 300 gr SS in my 375 ruger 20" bbl. I shoot it at 2450 fps. (yeah, could shoot it faster) the PP would also work, but i have had good luck with the SS. I guide brown bear hunters part time and this is one of my back up rifles. hope that helps
i have used both as well, the SS is the tougher bullet. the PP was made for cats and opens up more quickly. that said, because of the solid shank, the bullet does a pretty good job regardless, but the softer PP would be a better choice on a leopard/lion and the SS a better choice on buffalo or...
I would recommend that you hunt the wildebeest. They are tough, on my second trip to africa, there were not one but two wounded wildebeest on the property. both were the result of poor shooting, one was recovered, the next day by the ph, one was not.
my wildebeest experience was...
a couple thoughts. when i was in my 20's and 30's i had a 7 mag and chased velocity and ballistic coefficient. this is before rangefinders, etc. i shot at a deer at just beyond 500 yards (judged by bullet drop on where i hit) no wind (never took it into account back then) clipped...
the truth is, there is no right or wrong answer here. i wanted a couple before i could afford one, then when i could afford one, i bought a few.
the one i am most enamored with is the 450-400. i also have three 9.3x74's (one of which i will part with soon) and a 577/500 BPE that i...
i agree red leg,
a reasonable time has passed and a calm and measured look back might be valuable to the "next thing" that is in our future.
the part that chaps me the most; the "true believers" were willing to deny reluctant, non compliant people their rights to live in the same society and...
I also agree with you guys.
i do agree there are some goofy looking guns out there, but just like the dumbasses in liberal cities with failing schools, lives etc...not my problem. I too have an AR, and like it.
I also have several working guns that are either stainless and...