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Offline wsdstan

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The world record Grizzly bear taken in 1953
« on: June 12, 2017, 11:21:18 AM »
I saw a post on this in FB and thought it quite interesting.  Both from a firearm standpoint and a human story. 

https://www.ammoland.com/2017/06/bella-twin-the-22-used-to-take-the-1953-world-record-grizzly-and-more/#axzz4jKwXOOaH
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Re: The world record Grizzly bear taken in 1953
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2017, 01:18:42 PM »
Interesting, Thanks for posting
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Re: The world record Grizzly bear taken in 1953
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2017, 04:47:38 PM »
One should not easily dismiss the venerable .22 rim fire.  I know folks in the hills around here who have fed their families venison for many years with the .22.

When I was in Alaska, a story come out of the North Slope.

At a family fishing camp out on the ice, the fishermen had left their catches on racks to dry in the sun while they went out again.
Left to guard the fish racks was a young girl. I can't remember if she was 12, or 16 years old, but they left her with an old H&R 9-shot, dbl action .22 cal revolver to scare away the gulls or ravens.
Standing there, bored to death, she sensed something behind her. When she turned around there was a full grown polar bear.
The bear stood up on its hind legs, towering at least 5 feet over the girl only a few feet away.  She raised the .22 and took aim where the bear's lower jaw joined the throat, emptying the revolver as quickly as she could pull the trigger.
When the fishing party returned, they found the drying fish safe, an ashen-faced young lady, and a dead polar bear.
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Re: The world record Grizzly bear taken in 1953
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2017, 05:36:43 PM »
Thanks for digging up and sharing a great story, Stan! :thumbsup: :cheers:   I knew it was a .22 that killed that monster grizz, but not all the 'pertickalers' of the kill and that spunky ol' woods gal. :cheers:
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Re: The world record Grizzly bear taken in 1953
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2017, 03:15:42 AM »
I hope I never have to shoot a grizzly at close quarters with any caliber, much less a .22.

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