There have been countless bear gun theads over the years so I am going to be specific. What guns/ calibers have you guys used to kill the big coastal Brownies? I am talking about what your shooting when your hunting them as opposed to protection in case of a chance encounter. What do guides recommend or demand their clients to carry?
My brother and I have debated this topic in the past. He has killed a big Brownie and did so with a 416 Rigby. He has invited me to come to your great state in a couple years to hunt the costal giants. Since he's been there and I ain't and since he's making all the contacts and I'm pretty much along for the ride I feel just a tad inclined to follow his lead. However I gotta sneaking hunch that we will lock horns over my choice of caliber. When it comes to cartridges he thinks real big. I plan on using a Ruger 77 MkII all weather in 350 Rem mag.. A good 250 grain bullet on top of a healthy dose of 748 or Reloader 7 should get me 2500fps and enough thump for anything walking. Thats my opinion and I am confident in that choice.
You guys are the experts so I'm going to let you make the call! Would you hunt the big uns with a 350 mag or would you feel undergunned?