Here is a picture of one of my good friends Bear. He shot this week in Alaska with a 338 Mag. 160 Lbs. Look at the Paws, Claws and size of the Head on that critter!
360lbs sounds a bit more like it. Thought it looked like a ~400-pounder, but with a 600-pounder's claws.9mil
You are correct, I hit the wrong Key! He was 360+! And yes he is having the Cape done with the Head, Paws and Claws!
Imagine, though, having to pack out the processed parts. Even with leaving the carcass but taking the meats and hide, think of all the ravines and ridges that one guy'd have to get across in order to get back to the "wagon." Ooof. Hurts just thinking about it.Yes compared to the Pictures I would say my good frined's Black Bear at least 500 to 650 Lbs.
It is unfortunate they did not actually weigh him!
I very much admire the 7x57 but, yeah, I'd have a problem using it to go after one of the "Big Five" in Africa ... particularly an angry elephant. I'm sure I could make "the shot" necessary, but dang. If you fail to hit CNS, then you're steamrolled and torn to pieces.WDM Bell took 800 African Elephants with a 7x57 Mauser. I would not have the brass to try that but it was well documented that he did it. If someone is an exceptionally good shot the cartridge becomes less important.