Yup exactly. I guess that's why he was hollering at the bear so he would show more vitals. Down side is he gave the bear his location.I was very surprised to see the guy take a shot at a brown bear that was still in its (snow) cave. Everything only went downhill after that.
Bob Hagel what a great classic hunter !Well if any thing they own up to what happened were Honest about it. That was one tough Large Bear. Now how many here are going out to buy a hand cannon ? And what will you use ? While I like my reloads I only use factory loads for my handgun self defense loads and If I ever get the chance to hunt a Grizzly I will use factory loads as well. Bob Hagel was also in the camp of no long range shooting of the Big Bears.
The 180gr AccuBond .308 is a very well respected bullet for Moose hunting in Alaska . In the 338 Dia the 225gr AccuBond have yet recovered one from 8 moose kills. Great results for a bonded bullet."Hard to imagine an AccuBond not doing more going through the shoulder, but obviously it happened.
Glad they learned a hard lesson and are still able to tell the story."
The AccuBond is a good bullet but at the distance of the first shot has pretty much lost a lot of steam. I've only shot one animal with the AccuBond and that shot was around 100 yards at a cow elk. The elk ran maybe 30-40 feet and expired. We looked for the bullet which apparently did not exit but never found it, Personally, I think it, a 165 gr. 30 caliber was a bit too light for elk but the scope on my .35 Whelen had turned toes up and the 06 was the back up rifle. It has a slower twist rate barrel and will absolutely not shoot any bullets heavier that 165 grains.The rifle is a commercial FN Mauser with a 24" custom barrel, supposedly with a 1 in 12" twist. A 1 in 12" should stabilize 180 gr. bullets but this one will not. I suspect the twist rate might be slower than the 1 in 12" specified. anyway, the AccuBond did the job and the meat was excellent.
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What has happened to old fashioned woodsmanship and stalking skills, coupled with the ability (ethics) to NOT take a risky shot?
Great question, sadly it has taken the same path as the DoDo bird.....
Today the modern hunter is much more likely to show up with a big MAGNUN rifle ( he can't shoot well) some new boots ( he won't be able to walk in after first day) a new GPS he isn't firmilar with, and no Compass 🧭.
Real woodsmen; are as scares as hens teeth, and maden heads.......
Welcome to the new generation of American hunters.
I had a Pennsylvania hunter show up here to track a big Whitetail few years back, He worn nothing but wool, was a crack shot with his Dad's 35 Remington, always knew how to get home , he shot a beauty running hard, we get very few like him anymore.
Real old fashioned woods hunter.