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Thread: What Brand of Rifle did your Alaskan Guide use?

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    Question What Brand of Rifle did your Alaskan Guide use?

    Just wondering what your guide's have used and preferred?

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    I think that if you'll take opinions from people who aren't guides, you'll get a much better response.
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    From what I've seen many guides would use a different rifle for say a sheep hunt than they would a brownie hunt. I have found them to never be under gunned but I just know a few. Winchester,Ruger and one 460 Weatherby I know of. Sako's and 98 customs are in the gun racks but mostly just kept oiled now. I forgot one guide that has a few nice Colt Sauers in the rack

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    My last bear guide used a 457 wild west magnum copilot.

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    Of those I've known, there is no common thread as to brand. Bear guides tend to carry something starting with a 4 in the caliber, but 375 down to 338's are seen. Most consider the guides rifle as something big enough to stop a charge up close but more often than not it is used to stop a bear trying to escape. A going away, running shot, from behind. That takes a lot of gun with the ability to drive big bullets deep. The various 416's seem well suited for this out to about 200 yards or so and will certainly end the fight up close as well. That would be my choice. For a sheep guide stopping power would likely be traded for long range (400 plus yards) accuracy.
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    Default 350 Jamison

    My guide used a 350 Jamison, built on a Ruger M77 Stainless steel Action. 250 grain bullet about 3200 FPS. 4500 Ft lbs of energy. Like getting hit with a Volkswagon. This cartridge starts out as a 404 Jefferies. Gerberman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy View Post
    ...but more often than not it is used to stop a bear trying to escape. A going away, running shot, from behind...
    Kinda like this??


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    Default +1 for Sako

    Guide friend uses a Sako.

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    375 Model 70 stainless, classic

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