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Old 02-18-2015, 05:49 PM
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Hello to all users!
I am interested in hunting brown bears in Alaska. Which gun will be suitable? I am looking for a new, powerful gun.
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Old 02-18-2015, 06:03 PM
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By the way, I have a lot of dear hunting expeience with a .30 and I've once used a .408.
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Old 02-18-2015, 06:18 PM
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I mean I've used a .416
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:15 PM
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Not sure what a .30 might be, but that .408 Cheytac or whatever flavor of .416 Rig, Rem, Wby, or Ruger that you have will be more than suitable for bear of any size. Of course, the Cheytac Intervention doesn't make a very suitable hunting rifle, but if you want to haul it around, it has plenty of power.
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Old 02-19-2015, 05:00 AM
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If I was hunting brownies I'd pack a 375 H&H Mag. Load it with a good 300 gr bullet and have at it. After having taken the 375 to Africa 5 times, I have complete faith in it for everything that can be hunted on this planet.
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Old 02-19-2015, 05:14 AM
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Heres what Alaska F&G has to say about rifle caliber choice: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm...nting.firearms
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Old 02-19-2015, 06:19 AM
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My cousin lives up there, he uses 30-06 with 220 gr bullets, for brown & Black Bear. He mentioned most around him use .338 Win Mag. That .408 Cheytac would be heavy to drag around but it sure will put anything down near or far lol.
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Old 02-19-2015, 06:54 AM
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I know some one that killed a brown bear, he used a 375 h&h winchester model 70 synthic stainless.
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Old 02-19-2015, 07:27 AM
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The 375 H&H will do it all. I used it for lots of deer and much bigger for a lot of years. There is nothing on this planet that can stand up to the king.
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Old 02-19-2015, 07:50 AM
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Thanks for the answers. I think that a .408 Cheytac may be suitable but I'm also considering a .416 Ruger as I want something real powerful. I don't think size or weightwill matter too much as I cover most of the distance in an SUV, but it may still be an issue. So, which one do you think I should choose?
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