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PostSubject: Re: Deciding what rifle for my bear hunt   August 17th 2016, 2:39 pm

84 I think.

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PostSubject: Re: Deciding what rifle for my bear hunt   August 17th 2016, 3:04 pm

Yeah, its unit 84.

I'll have my brother with me as well, so its basically 2 guns if it comes down to a charge after the first shot.
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PostSubject: Re: Deciding what rifle for my bear hunt   August 17th 2016, 3:33 pm

Just be careful out there. Even black bears can be unpredictable:

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PostSubject: Re: Deciding what rifle for my bear hunt   August 21st 2016, 8:39 pm

Well I am going with the .50cal patched ball. I want to get some experience and there's only one way to do so. I'd like to keep the bears within 75 yards since we have to make sure they are cub free. 50 to 75 is most likely where the action will happen IMO.

Had some left over no excuse and a mix of 348 405 and 444 lead powerbelts left. I didn't have a use for either of them because the NE's were to large in diameter and the lead powerbelts foul the bore badly due to no lube being on them, but either way, I sat in the shop casting bullets this evening and took my time.

Not sure of the lube on the NE's but its blue and turns to the nastiest tar when it melts. I left it in the pot for 10 minutes and when i came back a weird orange scab from the lube was just sitting on top.




Made a BUNCH of .490 and .530 round balls for my brother and I and hes using patched ball for his doe and cow elk hunt.
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PostSubject: Re: Deciding what rifle for my bear hunt   August 21st 2016, 9:13 pm

Good success on your hunt Jon! t up

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