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Old 05-25-2004, 10:45 AM
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My uncle, who lived in the bush of Alaska from 1973-2000, only hunted with a .243. He told me in that time he killed probably 20 or more grizzlies with his trusty .243, not to mention all the moose and other animals he got. It's all about bullet placement. Size doesn't matter if you hit where you are supposed to.
So based on your uncles experience why is your handle 338ultramag , shouldn't it be 243mag or something along those lines ?
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Old 05-25-2004, 12:57 PM
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Hey 338 ultramag,

How many of those grizz were legal?????????????? All of the early years he was up there only one bear every four years was legal!! What was he doing with more than dead 20 bears anyway???? Selling bear parts????????????

BTW, "IF" you had said he shot more than 20 wolves, by now you would be tarred and feathered on here!!!! hee he heeee


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Old 05-26-2004, 02:19 AM
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Hey 338 ultramag,

How many of those grizz were legal?????????????? All of the early years he was up there only one bear every four years was legal!! What was he doing with more than dead 20 bears anyway???? Selling bear parts????????????

BTW, "IF" you had said he shot more than 20 wolves, by now you would be tarred and feathered on here!!!! hee he heeee


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Not really. In many parts of the state you can shoot a grizzly every year.
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Old 05-26-2004, 08:45 PM
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NOW you can, but not back when he was talking about!

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Old 05-27-2004, 06:27 PM
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BTW, "IF" you had said he shot more than 20 wolves, by now you would be tarred and feathered on here!!!! hee he heeee





Now thats funny
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Old 05-27-2004, 11:10 PM
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I couldn't imagine hunting a brown bear with anything smaller than a .300 Win Mag. It sounds cool to say you could kill one with a .22, but wait until the first time you see one up close and personal, you change your mind real quick. Brown bears are HUGE. You cannot even imagine what it is like to bump one up close until you have done it.
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Old 05-29-2004, 09:42 PM
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Alaska,

Welcome to the Boards!
We're closer in opinion than perhaps you may realize. Nice Handle!
Where y'all from?

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Old 06-01-2004, 11:25 PM
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ElkKamp,


I was a Colorado native from down near Trinidad and Raton New Mexico. I now reside in Anchorage. Thanks for the welcome!
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Old 06-02-2004, 01:12 PM
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ElkKamp,


I was a Colorado native from down near Trinidad and Raton New Mexico. I now reside in Anchorage. Thanks for the welcome!
Oh man, I am originally from CO to and I now reside in Anchorage. I am from Littleton. Isn't Trinidad where they do all those sex changes? [:'(]

Welcome to the boards.
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Old 06-02-2004, 07:56 PM
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Yeah,

Dr. Biber was a Korean War surgeon, who came to Trinidad because of the depressed area financially. Anyway, one day some guy/lady/whatever asked him if he could do the surgery - he said sure, I can give it a try, and the rest is history!! He's actually a pretty neat guy, real down to earth and country, likes to cowboy and ranch. You would never know the man was a mulitmillionaire and the top surgeon for this stuff in the world.
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