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A friend of mine emailed me some pictures of the world's largest grizzly bear; here's the story that went along with the photos...
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"The attached pictures are of a guy who works for the US Forest Service in Alaska and his trophy bear. He was out deer hunting recently when a large grizzly bear charged him from about 50 yards away. The guy emptied his 7mm Magnum semi-automatic rifle into the bear and it dropped a few feet from him. The big bear was still alive so he reloaded and shot it several times in the head. The bear was just over one thousand six hundred pounds. It stood 12' 6" high at the shoulder, 14' to the top of his head. It's the
largest grizzly bear ever recorded in the world. Of course, the Alaska Fish and Wildlife Commission did not let him keep it as a trophy, but the bear will be stuffed and mounted, and placed on display at the Anchorage airport (to remind tourist's of the risks involved when in the wild).

Based on the contents of the bear's stomach,! the Fish and Wildlife
Commission established the bear had killed at least two humans in the past 72 hours. His last meal was the unlucky nature buff in the third picture below. The US Forest Service, backtracking from where the bear had originated, found the hiker's 38-caliber pistol emptied. Not far from the pistol was the remains of the hiker. The other body has not been found. Although the hiker fired six shots and managed to hit the grizzly with four shots (they ultimately found four 38 caliber slugs along with twelve 7mm slugs inside the bear's dead body), it only wounded the bear and probably angered it. The bear killed the hiker an estimated two days prior to the bear's own death by the gun of the Forest Service worker. "
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We have been debating as to whether the new S&W Model 500 would have done the job on this monster. My guess is no, but my friend thinks it would have been adequate. What the consensus here? Has anyone actually taken a grizzley with a model 500?

Incidentally, neither one of us have ever hunted grissly, but we've read a few articles on it - that's close enough for me.
 

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Yes, calling in an airstrike from A10s usually does the trick on large grissly bears, but those several hundred 30mm depleted uranium rounds tend to mess up the pelt and chew up the meat pretty bad.
 
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