Re: Mid to long range black bear load help?
7Rem Mag with an appropriate bullet will kill anything on this continent. Personally I like Bergers, and shoot the 180VLD in mine. 2905 fps avg out of a 26 inch barrel, just under moa in a lightweight (my one regret) barrel contour. When I burn that one out the next barrel will be a PacNor #6 fluted, but I don't see any need to change bullet choice, and the load will be close to the same (only fine tuned for the new bbl). Kill and grill all the bears you want with your 7mag.