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71 Mauser Bear
Oct 7th, 2020 at 10:48pm
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Took a bear with the 1871 Mauser stalking rifle yesterday. It is truly a surgical sledgehammer. It is not a disappointment

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Re: 71 Mauser Bear
Reply #1 - Oct 8th, 2020 at 11:04am
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None of your links work for me?
  

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Reply #2 - Oct 8th, 2020 at 12:09pm
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Same here.
  
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Image links... I redid them and should work now
  

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Reply #4 - Oct 8th, 2020 at 1:09pm
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Beautiful rifle with allot of additional charm and thanks for posting the pictures. How was the bear located stalking or treestand over bait if allowed.
  

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Reply #5 - Oct 8th, 2020 at 1:17pm
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Very nice bear and rifle. What kind of loads were you using. I have both a standard 71 and a rolling block for its American cousin the 44-77. Both seem to have lots of power when loaded right and I haven't gotten around to loading any Paper Patched bullets for either but do have a nice adjustable mold that should work for both rifles.
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Reply #6 - Oct 8th, 2020 at 1:56pm
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Are there two bears in the second photo? Smiley
Seriously, that is a real accomplishment, and you deserve to be proud. Congratulations. Smiley
  

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Reply #7 - Oct 8th, 2020 at 3:51pm
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Wow ! Great job.
  
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Reply #8 - Oct 8th, 2020 at 6:25pm
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Custom mold from Accurate Molds. .450 in app. 400 gr. with 70gr. of 1.5F OE. Brass are reformed from 45-90. Range was a close 15 yards to get the clear shot in the tree, running hounds.
This is my third bear. Not a "veteran" bear hunter but also not a first timer. It was boar and dressed out at 200.5 lbs. Definitely a good eater and already have it cut up in the freezer... other than the heart, which my daughters and I had for lunch yesterday. I actually started on bait and sat 11 evenings with a homemade crossbow (medieval) but only was seeing sows with cubs (and an elk and a wolf). I was pretty much out of time (and out of my family's patience) so was going to eat my tag, but last minute I had an opportunity to go out with hounds because of a friend and some guys he knew. It was a good morning and a good run of the hounds.




  

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Reply #9 - Oct 17th, 2020 at 2:34pm
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Beautiful, both bear and rifle.
  

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Reply #10 - Oct 17th, 2020 at 4:27pm
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Way to go! Is your 71 in 11 Mauser? The powder capacity of those cases is more than what you are using. Did you use some extra wads?
  
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