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Old 07-20-2007, 07:17 PM
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Default 7MM's in Alaska

Any one from way up north tell me how well does the 7MM mag due up there. Always wanted to go up there (and some day I will) just wanted to know if I had the right rifle.
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Old 07-20-2007, 07:44 PM
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By far you have enough rifle, just remember to get the correct ammo for the game you will be hunting.
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:16 PM
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By far you have enough rifle, just remember to get the correct ammo for the game you will be hunting.
agreed.....
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Old 08-19-2007, 02:30 PM
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I once read a book about 2 brothers in Alaska using the 7mmmag and could not believe the killing power on grizzlys. I guess it depends on where you hunt but NEVER hunt alone up there..If your buddies are using 30cal or bigger it would be OK to use your 7mm...
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Old 08-19-2007, 04:06 PM
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Except for the big bears, I don't see why it wouldn't be a great choice!
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Old 08-19-2007, 04:18 PM
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In the 25 years i lived in and hunted all over Alaska, i never felt undergunned with a 7mm Rem. Mag. loaded with 175NP's in my hands. There's not a brown bear alive, or anything else in Alaska that icouldn't drop with it...

I can't imagine someone thinking that you need a 30 cal gun to backup a properly loaded 7 mag... as the 7 mag. on a big bear will easily do anything the 30 will.... Includeing penetrate just as deeply to break a bear down...

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Old 08-19-2007, 04:18 PM
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Except for the big bears, I don't see why it wouldn't be a great choice!
Yep, I agree.
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Old 08-19-2007, 09:06 PM
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The 7 Mag has plenty of punch for moderate range on large game and long range on deer sized game. Choose your ammunition to fit the game and situation you will be hunting. 175 gr. partitions or other heavy jacketed bullets will do the job nicely. Shot placement is the key though. Be patient and wait on a good shot.



Personally, I would prefer my Browning .338 A-Bolt, but the 7 mag will do great things also.
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Old 08-20-2007, 11:58 AM
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im gonna have to give you some food for thought.if your going to hunt brown bears and spend over 10 thousand dollars for that hunt why bring a gun that may have question to it.i know shot placement and bullet selection will get the job done but i would at least move up to a 338 win mag. if you going up there to hunt other game then i would just stay with the 7mm with the right ammo. i would choose nosler partions or barnes x bullets and the heaviest bullets.
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Old 08-20-2007, 10:06 PM
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160-175gr bullets work very well for moose, carabou, and bears. I don't see why 175gr bullet in the 7mm isn't enough but a 180 in 30/06 is? They are ballisticly identical. I know a couple people who hunt moose with thier 7mm and 162gr hornady and 160 accubond come pretty highly recomended. The 175gr bullets work fine for most bears, even the large coastal bears will die readily enough with a premium bullet thru the vitals.
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