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King of the Mtn.

Did you shoot something with your muzzleloader this year? If so talk about it here! If you can, please post a picture so we can all see!

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King of the Mtn.

Postby greatbasin » Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:04 pm

Well, I got it done the other night on a bear I have been chasing for 3 years. He was the alpha in my area and it took some time for him to slip up but luckly I was there when he did! He's in the range of 350-375lbs and he squared right on 6'6" If he measures better than 19 5/16, he'll be a personal best for me. My rifle of choice for this hunt was a Knight Bighorn, teflon coated by Black Ice Coatings. The load was 90 gr. of Pyro Select pushing a 300gr Barnes Expander MZ with a Win. 209 in a red plastic jacket. Here's a 3 photo before and after slide.
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Re: King of the Mtn.

Postby twild » Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:45 pm

SWEET!!

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Postby rangerod » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:04 pm

Great bear. Gotta love those Barnes.

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Postby cayuga » Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:23 pm

How far away was the bear when you shot? That Barnes looked like it behaved perfect. Also how far did it run after the shot? That is a nice looking bear!
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Postby 03mossy » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:26 pm

Congratulations man that is a fine bear!!! There's nothing more exciting then having your crosshairs settled in on a bear.
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Re: King of the Mtn.

Postby greatbasin » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:30 pm

Thanks guys, I put in a lot of effort the last couple of springs and I feel really fortunate to finally take that the boar I wanted most.

cayuga wrote:How far away was the bear when you shot? That Barnes looked like it behaved perfect. Also how far did it run after the shot? That is a nice looking bear!


Cayuga, He was 29 yards away broadside with a very slight quartering away angle. I followed up the back edge of his far leg and fired when I was just a little less than half way up his chest. The bullet entered behind the second rib, traveled through the lungs and stopped in the offside shoulder. He reacted by turning to try to bite the "attacker". He spun in a circle and took off on a dead run right down the trail towards me. Then at about 5 yards he piled-up dead in a thicket next to me. Total distance was like 23 yards. I love Barnes Bullets...
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Postby BuckDoeHunter » Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:28 am

Congrats!

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Re: King of the Mtn.

Postby jsteurrys » Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:40 am

Nice Bear. It is good to see someone else using FPJs in a Knight Plunger Gun.
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Re: King of the Mtn.

Postby WV Hunter » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:04 am

Wow, that is awesome! Congrats to another plunger gun user!! :D :applause:

Pretty color on that bear too. You getting it mounted or the hide done?
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Re: King of the Mtn.

Postby greatbasin » Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:32 am

WV Hunter wrote:Wow, that is awesome! Congrats to another plunger gun user!! :D :applause:

Pretty color on that bear too. You getting it mounted or the hide done?


I love Tony's plungers, super fast ignition, simplicity, ease of cleaning, slim and lite so besides a Disc Elite and a Ultra Lite (soon to come) they are my go to muzzleloaders.

I am not having a mount done because I already have a half life on the wall and 4 tanned skins hung on a hook in my trophy room. I own a small euro business and plan to do the skull and my do a full plaque with the claws included. I traded the raw skin to a friend and she is going to make me a pistol holster.

My family and I really love bear to eat, so I am processing things like sausage, jerky, and burger... In addition to corned bear roasts for corned bear and cabbage. Also, for the first time I am having a friend smoke the ribs! My bud is a meat smoking master and I am so excited to try them! There was so much meat on the ribs. I say each rack trimmed out at over 10 lbs!
Please believe me when I say that none of this fine creature will go to waste.
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Re: King of the Mtn.

Postby ShawnT » Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:48 am

Way to go! That is a great bear. That Barnes did the trick for sure. :yeah: Sounds like a Great hunt too with him running right at ya! :D
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Re: King of the Mtn.

Postby MrTom » Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:47 pm

Very nice bear. Congrats!

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Postby CoHiCntry » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:08 pm

Nice bear! Enjoyed seeing the pics and reading about the shot. Congratulations!

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Re: King of the Mtn.

Postby rangerod » Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:39 pm

So you say he ran right at you after the shot. Reminds me to take plenty of clean underwear if I ever go bear hunting. :lol:

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Re: King of the Mtn.

Postby Idaholewis » Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:22 am

Nice bear! BIG CONGRATS on him!!
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Re: King of the Mtn.

Postby JPHunting » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:42 am

Impressive boar mate!

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Re: King of the Mtn.

Postby greatbasin » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:17 am

I just got my bear skull back from the official measurement and the final score is 20 0/16th. Good enough for entry in the Boone and Crockett record book and also the new #1 in Muzzleloader Black Bear in Idaho!
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Postby ShawnT » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:11 pm

Congrads on making the book. :applause: Nice BIG skull.
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