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 Post subject: Practicing for Bear Season!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:46 pm 

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My youngest son and I spent the morning at the rifle range, practicing from standing and sitting with our chosen bear rifles. Anticipating shorter range shots, we only practiced at 20 and 100 yards. Great way to spend the morning!

He was using the .30-30 Glenfield (Marlin) with the 2.5x Leupold and 170 gr factory ammo:
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While I was using "Dad's Bear Rifle" the .375 Ruger Number One, topped by a 3x Leupold and handloaded 270 grain Hornady round-nose soft points:
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Great way to spend the morning. Guy


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 Post subject: Re: Practicing for Bear Season!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:16 pm 

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Thats great Guy. Nothing is better than spending time with those you love doing what you love.

I know I will catch a little grief for this post but wanted to joke with you anyway, as I am waiting for our float plane

"The way we practice for bear hunts is to hunt them"

Guy, why do you use a scope on the 30-30 ? Especially for a bear hunt. however I do like the scope your using on that rifle.

oh and you ask for sheep hunters to chime in on the sheep thread and I always do what my elders tell me to do, so I chimed in, however the Dall in Canada is a little different than the Big Horn in Arizona. For one thing they taste better, they are prettier animals, and you dont have a heat stroke while hunting the Dall. And last but not least, when your time comes Guy, you should ask them to bury you in that Jeep lol

Dont you hope my ride gets here soon


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 Post subject: Re: Practicing for Bear Season!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:18 pm 

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I think your ride is late... :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Practicing for Bear Season!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:19 pm 

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Most of our black bear hunting is in fairly open country and we've had several shots at over 300 yards, which we've accomplished just fine with our .30-06 & .375 rifles, but this time we're expecting shorter range shooting since I'll be relying on the predator call.

Why the scope? We both shoot better with the low powered scopes than we do with iron sights.

I like sights just fine, but I shoot better with a scope, as does my son.

Regards, Guy


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 Post subject: Re: Practicing for Bear Season!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:24 pm 

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Guy Miner wrote:
I think your ride is late... :wink:


LOL! perfect!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:26 pm 

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Looks to have been a productive day, Guy. Good show.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:19 pm 

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Guy how many rounds can you fire in your Ruger #1 .375 H&H Mag you pick up a flinch ?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:30 pm 
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Looks like great fun. Waiting to see some dead bear pics


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:59 pm 
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My last bear we coarse ground, seasoned it up, and reserved for making bear pizza. Not saying it's better than those maple leaf munchin' Dalls, but it was pretty good!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:53 pm 

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1100 Remington Man wrote:
Guy how many rounds can you fire in your Ruger #1 .375 H&H Mag you pick up a flinch ?


Today I only fired 10 rounds. I usually stop at 20. Don't think I've ever developed a flinch from it. Good rifle, recoil is more of a big push than a blast to the shoulder. Nice recoil pad helps, and the Ruger & I seem well suited for each other.

These loads do kick harder than the loads I normally use. I never have run these across a chronograph. Suspect they're pretty stout.

Guy


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:43 am 

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Glad to here. Nothing like shooting with your Son, I'm sure you will have another great Bear Season together.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:53 pm 

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That's a good reminder that I need more practice from field positions.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:03 pm 

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Paul Barnard wrote:
That's a good reminder that I need more practice from field positions.


Thanks. Ya, I don't spend much time on the bench.

Guy


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