Re: newbe at this
If I may comment regarding hunting black bears your choice of cartridge is an excellent choice. IMHO you don't need a bullet larger than 180 on blacks. For the -06 I would use 150-160's as 180's and up are built for moose/elk size critters. Your scope choice for a "typical" bear hunting setting is not good as most black bear hunting is done over bait piles and at max ranges of 20-30yds due to the heavily wooded enviroment. If you want scoped sights, consider a 1.5-6, however your application may differ.. Above all, shot placement is most critical/the key in any hunting situation..
I am speaking from my experiance of hunting black bear in the woods NW MN.