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Bear Hunting Alaska

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

  1. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Seaweed muscles oysters,had to taste good
     
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  2. ZS27

    ZS27 Wilsonville Active Member

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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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    2506 Seattle Well-Known Member

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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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  4. vent

    vent SW WA New Member

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    Ditto.

    Matt
     
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  5. Bushman

    Bushman Auburn, WA Well-Known Member

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    .338 Lapua :D
     
  6. JRuby

    JRuby St. Helens Oregon Well-Known Member

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

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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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
    Andy DSC06421.jpg
     
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  8. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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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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  9. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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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

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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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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  11. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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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

    JRuby St. Helens Oregon Well-Known Member

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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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  13. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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  14. Buano

    Buano NC Member

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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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  15. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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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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  16. KaniksuKidd

    KaniksuKidd Idaho Panhandle New Member

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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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  17. KaniksuKidd

    KaniksuKidd Idaho Panhandle New Member

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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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  18. bsa1917hunter

    bsa1917hunter T.D Well-Known Member

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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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  19. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    How 'bout a nice double or drilling? .375 H&H with 12ga for the drilling.
     
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  20. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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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!!!:)