Bear Hunting Alaska

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by MountainBear, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. mjbskwim

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    Seaweed muscles oysters,had to taste good
     
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  2. ZS27

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    My wife and I are moving to Kenai, Ak in January, I have had one rifle a 375 H&H for awhile now, hunt everything with that rifle just change my loads. My uncle up there hunts everything with a 300 Win Mag I just like bigger bullets, they just bore a big hole through animals.
    here is a pic, just missing it's rear sight 17.25 inch barrel.

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    One of my best friends got the same kind of deal from his wife for their anniversary, except his was a brown bear hunt. He whacked himself a nice bruin and has a beautiful rug on his wall that's impressively large. His rifle? A pre-64 Winchester 30-06 I let him about 30 years ago (I'm probably never getting it back, but that's what friends are for) and off-the-shelf Core-Lokt 180 grainers.
     
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    Ditto.

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  5. Bushman

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    .338 Lapua :D
     
  6. JRuby

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    Why not just use a 128mm flak gun instead of a 338 lapua.
     
  7. AndyinEverson

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    If ya get really brave I got a spear I'll lend you MountainBear.
    Just got to sign this wavier first! :D
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  8. MountainBear

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    Sasha Seimel I am not...

    He is worth looking up and reading about if you have not already done so...
     
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    Just did and WOW!
    Got to get a book or two about him now ... Thanks Buddy! :D
    Andy
     
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  10. MountainBear

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    There is a chapter dedicated to him in one of the Peter Capstick books. It gives a good overview.
     
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    Tim Wells of Relentless Pursuit tv show and you tube ,big time bow hunter,friend of Cold Steel owner, hunts most anything with a spear.
    You can do it MB!!! Then film it and you tube it!
     
  12. JRuby

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    I remember visiting Fred Bears museum in Grayling Michigan as a kid. He use to hunt everything with a bow. He had this great bear he killed with a bow I think it was a polar bear standing on its back legs. I just remember standing under neath it and be amazed how big it was or how small I was
    I think shot placement might be pretty important especially on something that size.
     
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    I have a Stainless Seiko .375 H&H that has been Magna-Ported which I've considered selling. It would be an ideal gun for where & what you are hunting.
     
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    Amen on the Howa 1500 actions. I love them. If you do use one make sure the bolt has been through the recall program. Nothing wrong with the bolts except that the pre-recall bolts can be reassembled incorrectly causing a safety issue. The recall simply makes it impossible to assemble them incorrectly. Takes about 5 days turn around time if you mail the bolt in.

    Rifle Product Recall (Bolt Action)
     
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    I broke two expensive knives trying to skin that rock and then couldn't get it in the boat so I never did get a chance to taste it...;)
     
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    I'd bet the ammo for the flak gun might be cheaper than .338 Lapua too... OTOH, if you have any buddies in the USAF you could request close air support from an A-10 Warthog. That 30mm depleted uranium round would probably be adequate for a bear.
     
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    Use the one you have the most confidence in. Meaning, the most accurate when shooting field positions, fits you well, balances great and carries nicely all day long in all conditions. There's nothing in AK that can't be killed with a good 30-06 and 200gr. nosler partitions... My favorite hunting rifle is my oldest rifle. It's also a 30-06. It's not my lightest rifle, nor is it my prettiest rifle, but it's the most trusted one and that says a lot...;)
     
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    How 'bout a nice double or drilling? .375 H&H with 12ga for the drilling.
     
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    Sorry to be a rifle fun spoiler, but I'd take the .45/70, period!
    Hoping you have lots of fun!!!:)
     

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