It's a lot of gun I can assure you. I max the gun out with 150grs 2F, .710 round ball at 535grs and a .15 pillow ticking patch. I also use a fiber wad on top of the powder just keep the powder from burning up the patch.
It is capable of shooting 4in groups at 100 yds off the bench and much tighter groups at closer ranges. If you coild maintain your nerve and stay on target you could put the ball in a Grizzlies skull at 25 yds.
Here's a few photos of the rifle I just took, please ignore my messy shop...
Rite on. That seems to be a common theme… as Most who read the OP see I’m not discussing hunting Grizzly. Im Talking about hunting Elk and Black Bear in Montana- where they have one of the largest populations of the Grizzly.
This thread like many Bear threads get a bit “frayed”. I was wanting to know from those that hunt regularly in Montana…. Do they go prepared to defend against Large Bruin? Or just go about there regular hunting plan.
Well, like I said, I lived and hunted in Alaska for 6 years. I always had bears in mind but armed myself for what I was hunting. You have to know what your doing and keep a cool head. If you go in the woods you must be ready for whatever comes your way, weather kills more people than bears. Best of luck on your hunt and always carry a gun you can shoot well.
Most responses on this thread are ,.54 cal - and be aware of surroundings. I understand that… yet a .62 would certainly make me feel a tad more comfortable….. or a .72 like another member previously posted