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Old 04-29-2014, 08:35 PM
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Batns tsx on Bears at 500

Signed up for a Spring black bear hunt on the short notice and what I have loaded for my 300wm is 180 tsx, shots are to be max of 500yds but more likely in the 300yd range . any experience is appreciated
I would try others but it is to close to work on loads
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Old 04-30-2014, 01:37 AM
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Re: Batns tsx on Bears at 500

Sounds like your set up perfectly for bruins. I've killed bears, elk and deer with 168TTSX/TSX's from my 30-06 and 300Wby. I prefer the monolithics for bears as I usually want to break them down (shoulder shots) opposed to lungs. I can assure you they won't bounce off.

What exactly are your concerns?
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:29 AM
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Re: Batns tsx on Bears at 500

When it's this close you run what you brung. It sounds usable,

If you don't mind me asking, which hunt did you sign up for?
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:33 AM
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Re: Batns tsx on Bears at 500

I wouldnt be a bit afraid of using that set up. My dad has killed several bears off of our bait set with the 180's the range was only 175 yards but you will have no problem putting one down. and as previous poster said dont be afraid to break some bones
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:41 PM
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Re: Batns tsx on Bears at 500

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When it's this close you run what you brung. It sounds usable,

If you don't mind me asking, which hunt did you sign up for?
I will be going on the spot and stalk forum bear hunt offered here on the forum with Len .
And I think hammering the shoulder may be the plan!
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:03 PM
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Re: Batns tsx on Bears at 500

If I helps your decision I killed last years bear at over 300yds with my 243 and 80gr TTSXs....two holes...dead bear.
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Old 05-01-2014, 04:26 AM
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Re: Batns tsx on Bears at 500

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If I helps your decision I killed last years bear at over 300yds with my 243 and 80gr TTSXs....two holes...dead bear.
I does help, my main concern was the bullet penciling through without expanding.
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