Originally Posted by motown
I know the question of the toughness of the 120 grain ballistic tip has been beaten to death around here but i am curious if anybody has any experience with the 7/08 and this bullet on black bear? They are really accurate out of my T3 and i am not afraid to use them for deer at all but i am trying to put together a bullet combo for Deer/Black Bear for here in PA. I know accubonds and partitions would be a better choice but i am curious if the 120 could get it done. I know J E Custom has alot of experience with this bullet so if you read this i would appreciate your input as well.
After seeing what they will do on 3 to 400 pound Hog I would have no problem using them for Black bear.
Black bear are no where near as tough as big hogs and not as dangerous. If a black bear and a wild boar of the same weight were to square off , My money would be on the hog.
The best thing I can tell you is to shoot one with the 120 and there will be no doubt what it will do.
Bigger /heaver bullets don't seem to have the same stopping power at the 7/08 velocities as the 120
does even though current thinking is that bigger is better. The 120- 7/08 combo seems to be the exception and defies
Just my opinion
J E CUSTOM