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    Default 130 year old Alex Henry bites a bear.

    I sat in the rain again all day today waiting for a black bear. This little one came in again and I decided that since I am out of time that I'd take him as no larger ones have come in during my two weeks of baiting. The 450-400 black powder express Henry did it's job well. At 45 yards the 250 grain flat nose went in the left side two ribs up from the back, broke the off side leg and exited. No bullet recovery but he is small. The problem with taking photos by/of yourself is sometimes you don't get the whole subject.


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    Very nice, both the bear and the rifle. That's classic.

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    You've just got to feel good about it when you get to shoot something with a classic like that...

    Nice bear and a nice rifle.

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    Looks like a tasty bear not a small bear. Good looking rifle as well. Congrats!
    Bob

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    You got the subject just fine,congrats

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    I cooked up a little backstrap for breakfast this morning. It was very tender and tasty.

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    that gun is very cool, great job. Nice bear.

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    Great Rifle, the best meat on the planet and all for A GOOD TIME

    I have caught two Caribou with my 1876 BerdanII Carbine, because I could. Antique Rifles are Awsome...I love to have them and shoot them too.

    Classic!
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    "Dam it all", The Beaver told me.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casper50 View Post
    The 450-400 black powder express Henry did it's job well.
    Bravo sir, bravo! That's bear hunting with class!

    Brett

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    Nice looking bear and cool rifle! It has to be pretty rewarding to know you had a successful hunt with an older firearm like that. Imagine the stories such a rifle could tell if it could talk!

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    I found the correct load to make it regulate about 10 days ago.



    250gr flat nose bullet 34.2 grns 4198 and 3 grs of dacron filler. Works great for the right, left, right, left 4 shot string.

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    Casper there is a man named Mike Harrel that live on Kenai somewhere.He is very big into old fine rifles.He post mostly on Doublegunshop.com forums.That is a great sight if you are into the oldies

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    Will, we are one and the same.

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    Default Good job

    Well casper glad ya got your bear.... nice gun.. how did the cob work for ya... hope that tip worked to keep the brown from taking over your bait!!
    Bow hunters do it with longer shafts

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    I only had two brownies come in. I think what helped more than anything is that I only cut a 4 1/2" hole in the bait barrel. Hard for a brownie to get his big paw inside to get at the bait. The only black bears that came in this year are sows with cubs or very small single bears. After two weeks of feeding bears I gave up and shot a small one. 5 miles of carrying bait every day was a pain.

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    Well hello then old friend.For years I was Wilhelm Gregor (back starting around 95). Went from Haines to Texas and now back in Wrangell. Best to you and your fine guns,God bless

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    I have read many of your posts. Are you still into doubles?

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    I have a couple 12 bore left that are from the 1960's. My main gun now is a Ruger #3 in 45/70. I'm down to 3 shotguns,3 rifles and 3 revolvers and think I'll just stay with them and call it good.

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