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    Cool .300 win ammo for bear/ halibut....

    We are going hunting outta Homer for blackies next week and I'm kinda wondering what .300 win mag ammo would be the best for hunting.
    I just purchased a 8x32x50 illuminated reticle rangefinder type scope, so I'd like to get the best ammo for this hunt. Anybody got any suggestions?

    Wondering how the Halibut fishing is going down there as well...We're going to be in the area of China Poot and Halibut cove.....

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    Federal Premium 180 grain Barnes TSX Boat tail.

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    Default tune to the gun

    Whatever's best in your gun. I'd stick to the 180 grains- good trajectory, plenty of wallop. I'm a big fan of the Federal premium Nosler's; they shoot really well from my rifle, and do great work on the animal. Had a 100 grain fed Nosler in my 6mm blow out the vertebrae of a sheep, travel the body beside the spine, and exit the ham right beside his tail. Granted, sheep has thinner hair than a bear, but meat density is the same, and the vertebrae will be close in mass to any bone you'll find in a blackie. I wouldn't worry about performance beyond 300 yards. Shooting a bear at over 300 yards is a Roulette game; get closer and get a better shot, or chalk it off as a good experience.

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    Default 180 grain it is...

    Thanks for the advice, Larry

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    I shoot Winchester 180 gr. XP3's and love them.

    Shot a brownie (9' 1" so it wasn't exactly Booboo) with it this spring. Shot it two times, didn't need the second.

    Recovered the first bullet, I bet there was hardly any of the bullet missing, a perfect mushroom.

    I was mightily impressed with it's performance.

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    Default Trophy Bonded Bear Claw

    Used it last month on a Brownie. WOrks well.
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    The barnes XXX works well. Better on bear than on halibut I would venture to say.

    Good luck, that 300 is a little on the weak side if you catch a barn door, might want to look at moving up to the .375 for them real big 'buts


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    Default Too Funny

    I've got a 1911 .45 I'll use on the bug "Buts" !!!
    Thanks, Larry

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    Default oops,

    I meant BIG buts...

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    Default I would definately

    stick with a hollow point for shooting the halibut with - a might large for a fishie tho. If'n your shootin em off the bottom tho you might want some of the deeper penetrating bullets

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    Lightbulb The best, you say?

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskalarryk View Post
    ... I'd like to get the best ammo for this hunt. ...
    Load your own Kodiak bullets. Every bit as good as the TBBC, and made in Alaska.

    They've got 180 and 200 grain bullets that would both do well out of your .300.

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    180 nosler partition is the best bullet choice IMHO for the 300 win. Barnes and other all copper bullets make much smaller holes.

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    Don't shoot a halibut in the boat. IT WILL ruin your day. LOL enjoy
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    On the road of life..... Pot holes keep things interesting !

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskalarryk View Post

    Wondering how the Halibut fishing is going down there as well...We're going to be in the area of China Poot and Halibut cove.....

    Like catching fish in a barrel dude. Fish on every line drop if your at slack tide, if not wouldn't know. I only fish Butt on slack tide in 200' or deeper water. About a 265 heading off the spit and 30 miles out is a nice shelf with good results year after year.

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    Default Going home day

    Well, Thanks for all the comments. I get to leave the platform today and we are going to start getting ready. We are going out on Monday and will post pics WHEN we get lucky.
    LOL...I heard the blackies were really moving in K-bay so it should be fun.
    As for the halibut, we are going to stick around that area as well...I've only got a 16ft Klamath with a 50 hrse 4 stroke, so I'm not heading out too far. I will be using the shotgun for the but's or the .45
    No .300 holes in my boat...Too funny....
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