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    Thumbs up ultimate brown bear stopper!!!

    I have just acquired, argueably, the ultimate, close range, in your face, big bore bear stopper. When I take possession later today, I will post pics of it to get some feedeback. I've to decide on what bullets and powder to use, but it is just simply put...awesome. It definitely fills the bill of shorty big bores. Later, ciao.
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    It must be a .375 RUM, it is by far the "ultimate brown bear stopper!"

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    It better be at least 50 caliber to be considered ultimate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaskacajun View Post
    It must be a .375 RUM, it is by far the "ultimate brown bear stopper!"

    - Clint
    Nice try Clint, but he did say BIG BORE, that pretty much eliminates the 375 anything. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy View Post
    Nice try Clint, but he did say BIG BORE, that pretty much eliminates the 375 anything. :-)
    I figured you'd find that amusing............

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    A 50 BMG revolver. Snubbie of course.

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    Talking big, big bore!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul H View Post
    It better be at least 50 caliber to be considered ultimate
    Murphy and Paul are right. It is definitely a big bore and is "at least" over 50 cal. I probably should have posted this as a question,and winner would have won an all expense paid trip to Africa for a 21 animal safari...but I didn't. I will have this big baby in my hot little hands in about 10 minutes. Mama Mia!
    If you like getting kicked by a mule...then you'll "love" shooting my .458.

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    tick - tock....

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    I can't stand the suspense anymore...TELL ME!! SAY WHAT IT IS!!!

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    Is it a howdah? You did say short.

    When Robert Garnick was designing the 600 Overkill, I considered building one of the first ones. Then I got my 500 Jeffrey and shot 600 gr bullets out of it. I no longer have a desire to go any bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mntmaster View Post
    I can't stand the suspense anymore...TELL ME!! SAY WHAT IT IS!!!
    Here it tiz. This 13 lb bad boy sports a 26" barrel and O/L 42", has a 1 1/4" bore with a 2 1/2 crown. I'm thinking of using 200gr of FFFG with 40 dbl OO Buck. Written history has it that during an Indian attack, a black Colonist shot and killed nine Indians with one shot using one of these guns, so I feel that it will stop a brownie freight train dead...NOW. The ultimate, well you be the judge. I just thought some of you would be interested in seeing a rifle that is 40 years older than our country. I was made in 1736 (probably British or French...I'll find out) to be used in close combat aboard ships. Can you imagine what this gun's seen and the stories it could tell. Oh yeh, it's not really a shortie...just looks that way.
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    That is in excellent condition, too bad it can't talk I am sure it would have some fun stories to share.

    Are you really planning on shooting it? That I would love to see!

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    Maydog,

    That is lovely! Wow! Like a new one. A true museum piece that looks fully shootable. Must have cost as much as a Tanzanian Safari. Is it a two bore?
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    Wink Punt Gun?

    Sort of looks like a punt gun that the old time waterfowlers mounted to their boat deck???
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    You have definatly found yourself a "FIND" with that one! Nice job on that, oh and if there is an interesting story behind how you found it/perchased it I would like to hear it.

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    That is a wonderful piece of history. Be careful with it. Don't overload it. Shoot it, if it is in shootable condition, but carefully....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maydog View Post
    Here it tiz. This 13 lb bad boy sports a 26" barrel and O/L 42", has a 1 1/4" bore with a 2 1/2 crown. I'm thinking of using 200gr of FFFG with 40 dbl OO Buck. Written history has it that during an Indian attack, a black Colonist shot and killed nine Indians with one shot using one of these guns, so I feel that it will stop a brownie freight train dead...NOW. The ultimate, well you be the judge. I just thought some of you would be interested in seeing a rifle that is 40 years older than our country. I was made in 1736 (probably British or French...I'll find out) to be used in close combat aboard ships. Can you imagine what this gun's seen and the stories it could tell. Oh yeh, it's not really a shortie...just looks that way.
    I just love it, that is so great, that is more than cool and such a surprise, I thought of everything but this!!!!!!
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    Now that is awesome. I'd like to see you shoot that thing!

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    Neat gun! Can you tell us more specifics about its history and such?

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    Congratulations!!! I am throughly impressed. tell us more.

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