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.243 AI Bullet Recomendation

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Unread 08-31-2012, 05:19 AM
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Re: .243 AI Bullet Recomendation

I have a 30-06, what should I load for big northern brown bears - 180gr barnes - 200gr. barnes. Will they down the big fella??
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Unread 08-31-2012, 06:36 AM
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Re: .243 AI Bullet Recomendation

Yep, 200-300 yards, should do the trick, Fred Eichler shot his in Alsaska with a savage 3006 and had no issues at all.
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Unread 08-31-2012, 10:42 AM
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Re: .243 AI Bullet Recomendation

Thanks a mill,
Mine is a savage also. Looking at QuickLoad the 180 TSX @ 300yds is about 2200 fps with 1950 ft lbs and the 200 TTSX is about 2125 fps & 2000 ft lbs. either should have enough penetration to get the job done, all be it they are very big bears and the bullet needs to go in an awfully long way. I read, some saying you need a 300 or a 375 H&H or ???
Whats your thinking on that lot.
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Unread 09-01-2012, 09:15 PM
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Re: .243 AI Bullet Recomendation

Bronco, That is a great diagram of the bears anatomy. I think most hunters try to target them like Deer and shoot them high, which makes for one wounded bear. Happy hunting and thanks for the reminder on where to place the shot. Rick in AZ

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