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25Cal. bear bullet decison?

 
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Old 03-15-2009, 12:59 PM
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25Cal. bear bullet decison?

My friend owns a 257Weatherby that he wants to use it for black bear this spring. What bullet should I load for him?
I was leaning toward the BARNES 115 tsx but have chosen the BERGER 115 which is going to be easier to develop an accuracy load.
I don't think his shooting distances will excede 150 yards...most likely under 100 yards.
Any thoughts or suggestions?
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Old 03-15-2009, 03:39 PM
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Re: 25Cal. bear bullet decison?

shoot the barnes! It'll hold up better at close range , they shoot well enough and it'll penetrate deep enough to settle out any bears with an attitude!
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Old 03-16-2009, 09:43 AM
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Re: 25Cal. bear bullet decison?

Go with the mono-metal bullet.

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Old 03-16-2009, 01:55 PM
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Re: 25Cal. bear bullet decison?

Wonder how a nosler partition would do ?
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:04 PM
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Re: 25Cal. bear bullet decison?

Exactly what I was thinking...since i've never had much luck with Barnes accuracy in other calibres
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:16 PM
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Re: 25Cal. bear bullet decison?

They work good in some rifles but i just never had any luck grouping them. Always was able to get the partitions to group though. I would think they would hold up for that. Would be good to see how they would work , especially since i have 2 25-06s
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:29 PM
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Re: 25Cal. bear bullet decison?

BARNES bullets have a reputation for best accuracy when loaded with a deeper bullet seating and might suit the Weatherby "free-bore" very well.
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