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Big Bears: the .348 WCF-348 IMP-and other 348 Wi
Posted by ridge on May 02 2006
As a new reader-but an old Sourdough hunter-
I have been amazed at some of the comments in Leverguns
and other Forums on the .348 Ackley Improved-and both
the 450 Alaskan and 50 Alaskan.Guides like Ed Stevenson
and Phil Shoemaker-are aware of Harold Johnson's original intent of
making a reliable stopper-that could be reloaded while
a cartridge remained in the chamber. Bolt actions and double rifles will not allow that -without rendering the rifle in
operative -temporary.
**
I have two 348 Ackleys-and they do the job. Basically
becoming a lever-action .35 Whelen. MUCH better than the parent cartridge. Especially with Hawk 250-270 grain bullets.
Hawk bullets are amazing in these wildcats.
***
Of the 450 Alaskan and the 450 Fuller-The 450 Fuller has a longer neck and feeds reliably.They both do in early 71 Winchesters.
IMR 4198 or 3031 works fine-pushing 400 gr Hawk or Kodial bonded core flatpoints to 2000 FPS. Recoil is manageable. All of my work
has been done by Harry McGowen of St. Anne, Illinois.
I had a .50 AK-on a Win 71- but -both accuracy and feeding
were not as good as the .450 Fuller/450 Alaskan.
.450 Fullers are VERY rare-  This one came by way of the Interior-then outside through Wisconsin.
*****
A Canadian biologist named Herrero has written on
BEAR Attacks-these guns are first rate-but for
max insurance along the Kenai or ABCs and Kodiak-
I would back it up with the LARGE -EPA approved bear
sprays-16 OZ  or better-you got a choice fog em
or ventilate-
Bear spray taped to my 71-its like a long-range bayonet-and
it gives you some options-of course-if you get separated from your rifle...

Hey Duane-are you and Rena still on Ose Mtn
waitin for that Grizzler? Ha!

Homesteader Ridge-
You guys are last of the Mo-sourdough-hicans!!!!

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