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PostSubject: So bear hunting with with a muzzleloader scares ya?   So bear hunting with with a muzzleloader scares ya? EmptyAugust 14th 2018, 11:11 am

Oh yeah?


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PostSubject: Re: So bear hunting with with a muzzleloader scares ya?   So bear hunting with with a muzzleloader scares ya? EmptyAugust 14th 2018, 1:37 pm

Hunting for bear and not playing the wind?

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PostSubject: Re: So bear hunting with with a muzzleloader scares ya?   So bear hunting with with a muzzleloader scares ya? EmptyAugust 14th 2018, 1:40 pm

And so many people say you can't kill one with a round ball I say they are full of shit and don't know what they are talking about
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PostSubject: Re: So bear hunting with with a muzzleloader scares ya?   So bear hunting with with a muzzleloader scares ya? EmptyAugust 14th 2018, 1:51 pm

I'd like to see a video of a PRB killing a grizzly? Not saying it can't be done. I'd just like to see it.

I watched my buddy put 6 .44mags in a grizz and it kept on coming. He was 15ft away.

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Just started a new book. A feller in the lewis and clark expedition shot a grizzly in the head. He killed it with one shot.
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My Son says I'm crazy hunting Hogs with a Muzzleloader.

Was wanting to go on Black Bear Hunt next month but my Boss said no we are going Fishing. I'm questioning her sanity wanting to swim in the swamp in Louisiana, where we have a Houseboat Booked.

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@FrontierGander wrote:
Just started a new book. A feller in the lewis and clark expedition shot a grizzly in the head. He killed it with one shot.
 Tall tales Jon. Show us a video.

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highly unlikely a tall tale. I've read about it in other books as well. This case, the guy climbed a tree and started yelling to bring the bear out of the thicket. He shot the bear straight through the head.

Most times, the hunters that shot them, were running for their lives lol!
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Ok, make sure you video your next grizz hunt.

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yeah you to.
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PostSubject: Re: So bear hunting with with a muzzleloader scares ya?   So bear hunting with with a muzzleloader scares ya? EmptyAugust 15th 2018, 7:57 am

I have a better chance with a crossbow than you do with a round ball. Talk to Brown Bear. He lives in Alaska. They use heavy conicals on grizz. You know he's a traditional PRB guy but he's not dumb enough to use a PRB on the wrong game and a grizz is wrong. 

I'm sure you know that. A PRB does have it's limits. Just like any other ammo.

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He's a brave man but I really wonder about his smarts.  Is he still alive??
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If he keeps up that spear hunting he won't be.

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All those bears ran away in fear lol.
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I watched a video of another fool trying to hunt for a cape buffalo with a spear. He finally got close enough and flung the spear. It bounced off the buffalo's head and then he charged the hunter. The video ended with the fool running for his life. I got a good laugh from that one. I think the grizz hunter in this threads video would have the same result.

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No Jon, the bears ran away because of the mess in his pants.
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PostSubject: Re: So bear hunting with with a muzzleloader scares ya?   So bear hunting with with a muzzleloader scares ya? EmptyAugust 19th 2018, 8:42 pm

@OldMtnMan wrote:
Ok, make sure you video your next grizz hunt.

A friend that is the original owner of a GRRW Hawken half stock percussion rifle built in 1973 serial number H04 killed a nice grizzly at 60 yards a few years ago in Alaska. Then his son killed a moose with the same gun two days later out of the same camp. Round ball's do a fine job, its all about ball placement.

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I don't question the size of the guys nutsack, I do however question his mental health......

He what we would refer to as a temporary Australian or a Darwin Award contender.  :rtup
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@Buck Conner wrote:
@OldMtnMan wrote:
Ok, make sure you video your next grizz hunt.

A friend that is the original owner of a GRRW Hawken half stock percussion rifle built in 1973 serial number H04 killed a nice grizzly at 60 yards a few years ago in Alaska. Then his son killed a moose with the same gun two days later out of the same camp. Round ball's do a fine job, its all about ball placement.
What caliber?

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Dwayne is 83 years old, has hunted everything in North America and since 1973 used his GRRW rifles. He likes to get in close knows his quarry's structure and where to hit them. The Hawken is a .58 caliber and his Northwest Trade Gun (backup) is in .600 diameter. The Hawken is a percussion gun and the NW Gun is a flint converted to percussion mainly because of some of the weather conditions they hunt in. These are his main hunting weapons, his 'show and tell' is his GRRW J&S Hawken (full stock flinter in .58 caliber) this is referred to by the collector's as the "Holy Grail" beginning the first early style Hawken full stock flint rifle built in modern time from the only original known built a 130 years before. This the one you have all read about in 1972-73 articles in Buckskin Report, Muzzle Blast's and several other gun related magazines. When the original owner passed away last year his wife made sure that's Rod's best friend - Dwayne got the rifle.

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I can see a .58 with a good load of powder killing a grizz with good shot placement.
I still question a .54 doing it and a .50 like Jon is talking about is suicide.

When I was in Alaska the guides were using a .458 mag to stop a charging grizz, and that's what I carried when working the gold claim with a bud.

It shot a 500gr bullet at 2200fps and had over 5000fpe. That's what I call a grizz gun.  Very Happy

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@Mike in Oz wrote:
I don't question the size of the guys nutsack, I do however question his mental health......
 :rtup

If you want the experience of what your forefather may have gone through, try a muzzleloading traditional in flint or percussion. Do as your counterparts do (archery) move in as close as possible. Do you still remember how to stalk your game (you wouldn't believe some of these so called sportsman that don't have a clue).

Like my old friend I mentioned, were lucky to live on the edge of a US National Forest (Roosevelt near Estes Park CO). We see moose, elk, mountain sheep & goat, white & mule deer, wolves and those bad ass black bears. This is a limited area, lots of private ground (you need to know a property owner to have a chance at what your hunting). Late seasons are best as the modern rifle guys don't like to fight the snow, sometimes up to your belt buckle. Grit your teeth and bare it has always been our thoughts.

"don't question the size of the guys nutsack, I do however question his mental health"

That has never been even a second thought Mike. This is what we like to do and how we approach our game - "close and straight forward".

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I didn't know you hunted with a spear Buck? That's what he's talking about.

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I couldnt hunt wit ha spear. I can barely throw a rock or football accurately lmao.
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It would have to be a light spear for me. My right shoulder is trashed.

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