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    Does the color of the bear effect the performance of the bullet......? What would you recommend for a cartridge and type of rifle for a once in a lifetime hunt for the Glacier Blue Bear........????

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    Liveing in the S.E. I have found its best to not even have a gun if you want to see Blue Bears,Go Haines!!!!
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    Well, if you're a skilled enough hunter to be hunting bears then you will stalk to at least 75 yards before taking your shot on both lungs and the heart. If the bear goes more than 10 yards after your shot you're worthless and shouldn't have taken the shot. It's pretty obvious that .30-40 Krag is the only suitable round for blue bears.

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    Great to hear that. Becuase I do happen to have a 30-40 Krag. LOL Now to find a Blue Bear.

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    yes the color is actually atmospheric pressure bouncing back against the spectrum rays that your eyes actually see. therefore , the blue color makes the bear protected by atmospheric pressure., and you need a .50 cal muzzle loader or more, but you can kill it with a .22 if you aim right above his toenail, (the pansies call them claws) ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ret25yo View Post
    yes the color is actually atmospheric pressure bouncing back against the spectrum rays that your eyes actually see. therefore , the blue color makes the bear protected by atmospheric pressure., and you need a .50 cal muzzle loader or more, but you can kill it with a .22 if you aim right above his toenail, (the pansies call them claws) ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by AGL4now View Post
    Does the color of the bear effect the performance of the bullet......? What would you recommend for a cartridge and type of rifle for a once in a lifetime hunt for the Glacier Blue Bear........????

    If you're hunting blue bears, you must use .50 BMG tracer rounds. You need that kind if round with the bullet coated in phosphorus to penetrate the pigment of the blue bear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ret25yo View Post
    ... you can kill it with a .22 if you aim right above his toenail, (the pansies call them claws) ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarineHawk View Post
    If you're hunting blue bears, you must use .50 BMG tracer rounds.
    Why not 10mm? It has decent KE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phish Finder View Post
    Why not 10mm? It has decent KE.
    Decent yes. But not for blue bears, and less than 1/20th of the .50 BMG phosphorus rounds.

    Math and phosphorus are the only ways to stop a blue bear.

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    AGL, why would you kill a blue bear? Surely you are familiar with LBFM's...

    It's like the Montana sheep for Alaskans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarineHawk View Post
    If you're hunting blue bears, you must use .50 BMG tracer rounds.
    I agree with the 50 BMG but I think I would want the silver tipped API vice the green tipped tracer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGL4now View Post
    Does the color of the bear effect the performance of the bullet......?
    Excellent question. Few shooters realize that bear color does indeed have a dramatic affect on bullet performance! A few years ago, Barnes Bullets, recognizing this, manufactured a special line of X-bullets with a unique blue coating specifically designed to counteract the copper colored bullet repellent qualities of the blue bear (and similar "silver" (really more bluish) fox, not to mention blue oxen, etc.). Unfortunately the market proved too small and generally color blind to ensure success of the blue, now ex-bullet by Barnes.

    Note: I have a large supply of the now extinct blue Barnes bullet, and would be willing to bargain with anyone intending to pursue the mythical blue bear.

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    I know this post is pretty old but it had me rolling laughing on every post. good stuff guys

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