Re: 300 rum load for black bear hunting
I sent mine to Riley (barnesuser28) awhile back when he was looking at different bullets. If he sees this maybe he'll post some pics. I don't do the picture stuff yet so I sent them to him when he was curious. If not PM him and he'll likely send you a picture. I pulled one from a BC mule deer at around 600 yards, hit twice first one a quartering toward shot mistimed the strides, slid under the off side shoulder without hitting much, turned the buck to a straight on shot, second shot actually entered the first hole, buck dropped in his tracks. Snowing, cold, etc. didn't look for the bullet. Scored the first one a miss until we were cutting meat, Checked the cape one entry hole. Couldn't do that again on a bet. 300 H&H just a hair under 3100fps if memory serves. He might have a 190 Hornady in there as well, separated jacket and core, found together, small Nevada mule deer almost broadside 50-60 yards, same rifle right at 3000fps. It always amazes me the full range of performance different folks find with the "same" product.