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Ah sheepdog, you would be lookin around like your avatar there, but I assure you that these......



.........would work.


Same bullet and load that Buffalo Bore Ammunition uses.
 

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Beeeeeeeeeeeeg teeth, loooooooooooootsa muscle............looooooooooooong claws.................smaaaaaaaaaaaaall brain................baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad attitude=goooooooooooooooooone dog.....
 

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In that situation I think a 375 H&H or a 416 Rigby would feel small. When we were in AK we went hiking just north of Seward and were headed to a back country lake that was about 4 miles out and there was a lightly marked trail to it. We got out about a mile to a mile and a half and crossed a wet area that was a little soft but supported us and there was a track in the ground that sunk in about 18" and it was as big around as a large sized dinner plate. You could see the claw marks down the hole and next to it were small tracks that didn't sink in about the size of a tea saucer. It isn't easy to tell how fresh they are in mud but the imprint was very clear. Hiking to a fishing spot was no longer fun. We turned around and beat it back out of there and that having damn can of bear spray wasn't real comforting. I was cursing Canada all the way out.
 

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If our grizzly bears were as large and big as the coastal browns of Alaska, I would be carrying a much larger caliber such as a .454 Casull, .460 Magnum, .480 Ruger, .475 Linebaugh or the 500 Magnum as they are very effective against any bear that walks.

They are alot of gun with alot of punch, but here in Montana several of our grizzly bears have been dispatched using .41 Magnum, .44 Magnum and stout .45 Colt loads.
 

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We will go back to AK probably in 2010. Somehow I have to legally get a handgun up there to use. I may have to get my FFL back as thats the only way I can figure it out. Have it shipped or buy one up there.
 

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Terry_P said:
We will go back to AK probably in 2010. Somehow I have to legally get a handgun up there to use. I may have to get my FFL back as thats the only way I can figure it out. Have it shipped or buy one up there.
Check with http://www.wildwestguns.com who is out of Anchorage and maybe they can work something out with you on shipping from your FFL where you live to them up there.
 

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It is illegal for an out of state resident to pick up a handgun even if it is their own. I contacted a dealer up there already and without an FFL you can't. One of my wifes relatives lives up there but I think we would be in violation if he picked up my own firearm and gave it to me. I've looked at all angles like taking the ferry and thats doable but expensive and you lose the ride up the AK highway which is an adventure. Fly back home get the gun and fly back up, right.

I'll probably buy a shotgun up there and sell it before I leave.
 

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It is illegal for an out of state resident to pick up a handgun even if it is their own. I contacted a dealer up there already and without an FFL you can't. One of my wifes relatives lives up there but I think we would be in violation if he picked up my own firearm and gave it to me. I've looked at all angles like taking the ferry and thats doable but expensive and you lose the ride up the AK highway which is an adventure. Fly back home get the gun and fly back up, right.

I'll probably buy a shotgun up there and sell it before I leave.
Are you going to be hunting with any of your wifes relatives?

If you can do the fairy out of Seattle, Wa up, so you can pack your firearm up into Alaska... then ship the gun back to your FFL dealer in your home state etc from an FFL dealer in Alaska. Personally I don't want to have to drive back down thru a country that is like Canada. JMHO So I would take the fairy both ways.

You just never know what you might meet up there in Alaska....

Here is a brown bear that was taken at 200 yards with a .475 Linebaugh

 

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Looks like he was hit pretty high up like the neck??? The pretty damn good shooting at 200 yards with a handgun with iron sights. Not sure I'd want to get a lot closer to that bad boy though.

As much as I hate the political antigun BS in Canada and the fuel prices the trip up through British Colombia is just spectacular and I wouldn't miss it. I won't hunt up there as we are coming back before the bad weather makes the trip back nasty. Fall up there is August. If you are up there June-August you see all three seasons and the rest is well winter. :lol:
 
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