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Unread 12-20-2009, 11:51 AM
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Re: black bear?

Originally Posted by Troutslayer View Post
Black bear season has started and though I got a tag, I'm way behind the eight ball on everything else. What kind of bullet do you guys like for black bears? I've got a lot of 180 grain stuff around, and I'm thinking that will do the trick, and probably what I'll use because that's what my gun is sighted in for. If I have the chance to have some loads made for me, what should I get? What grain, what bullet? I probabaly won't shoot a bear unless it's 300lbs, and I'm using a .300 win mag. I imagine my shots will be 200-300 yards. This is probably in the wrong forum so don't jump down my throat over that.

I think Trophy Bonded Bear Claws are good, but that's just what I've heard.
You might try the Sierra 210 grain Hollow point BT with a BC of .650 from your 300 Win Mag. I use a custom built Akley Improved 300 Win Mag. Take small hunting dogs and stay very alert. Place your camp food at least 50 yards away from the camp and hung in a tree. Take no chances. Keep your fires lit. More? johngduvall@windstream.net
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Unread 12-21-2009, 06:51 AM
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Re: black bear?

black bears are not that hard to kill.The bullets you have are all you need.Shot placement is ALL importantYou are set to go and get any bear you chouse.Read all the posts on this subject,a lot of real good advice.Many,many bears have been killed with the good ole 30-30,go and enjoy your hunt.pan.
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Unread 12-21-2009, 07:35 AM
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Re: black bear?

Just FYSA, original post was over 3 hunting seasons ago.

I voted for my "FREEDOM", "GUNS", and "MONEY" - keep the change - UNK.

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