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    Default 338-06 Came Through

    Just wanted to drop a note of thanx here for all the advice on caliber
    choice and bullet choice as they both performed great on a recent
    Brown Bear and Black Bear hunt(pictures in photo archive).
    The 338-06 was outstanding and the barnes 225 did its thing.

    Such a great site here with intelligent open minded members who share
    their opinions openly.

    Sincerely

    CapnJack

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    Congrats Cap,the 338/06 is a fine round for sure

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    Congrats!!! I took a look at the pictures, and it's a fine couple of bears. How big was the brown bear...its melon looks pretty big.

    The 338-06 is a truly fine caliber (as you now know). I custom built one for my son as a graduation present. How far were the shots? Did you recover the TSX's or did they pass through? Details sir...

    Doc

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    Alaska Fish - Game did a Quick Check on the skull and said it was
    25 3/4" - Which was way above my expectations as I was just
    looking for a true representative brown bear from Alaska. The skulls and Hides are still with the outfitters so I don't have any more info than
    that.
    As far as the slugs I did hit him all three times- first shot went into
    the shoulder area then after that it was hard to tell as there was
    3 or 4 more entrys (or exits) it was hard to tell.
    After a 6 hour skinning job for the 3 of us (he was soaking wet and mudd from nose to tail) we were to tired to rip into the carcass.

    CapnJack

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    Thanks CJ for the further info and congratualtions again on getting it done. You'll have excellent memories each time you look at it on the wall...even the 6 hour skinning job.

    Doc

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    Thumbs up good for you...

    I am still trying to figure out what it was that possessed me when I sold a .338-06 with a Doughlas barrel, McMillan stock and commercial mauser action. It still haunts me, especially when I look at my grandkids. I think it is our most useful big game "wildcat" and I still beliieve we will see it chambered in more factory rifles.

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