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Old 05-11-2012, 10:33 PM
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308 Win Black Bear Load?

Would factory Remington 150 grain core-lockt bullets work for some montana black bear or should I pick up some federal loaded up with Barnes tsx in 150 or 165 grain? or Barnes Vor-tx loaded up with 150 or 165 grain TTSX?
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:21 AM
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Re: 308 Win Black Bear Load?

When hunting a bear one might look at a 180gr bullet.....
Alliant has a new powder reloader-17 load data on their web site..
Loaded some of these in my 308 Win with a 180gr Speer BTSP bullet, 210M, and Fed cases the rifle is shooting a sub group and getting 2742 fps. Found a great deal of information on
RL-17 on Snipershide Sniper's Hide Forums - Forums powered by UBB.threads™ they are shooting a 208 gr Hornady 2600 fps and no pressure issues....
May be worth a try.....
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:44 AM
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Re: 308 Win Black Bear Load?

Well thing is i have to use factory ammo because im leaving next week sunday for a guided bear hunt in montana and i dont have enough time to get a load worked up right now. But dont you think a 165 grain barnes would have enough retained weight to exit?
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:44 AM
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Re: 308 Win Black Bear Load?

A lot of factors involved to guarantee an exit, but I'd say it's likely. Every one has preferences, I'd prefer a heavier "softer" bullet, but your down to the wire. Run what you brung it'll be all right. It's a better choice than making last minute changes in my opinion. Let us know how it works out.

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Old 05-12-2012, 12:40 PM
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Re: 308 Win Black Bear Load?

I believe these would be some good medicine in the 308. The fusions are a stout bullet for a great price.

Federal Fusion Ammo 308 Winchester 180 Grain Spitzer Boat Tail Box of 20
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:58 PM
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Re: 308 Win Black Bear Load?

I picked up 2 boxes of barnes vor-tx 165 grain ttsx. I will see how they shoot tomorrow
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Old 05-12-2012, 08:03 PM
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Re: 308 Win Black Bear Load?

I add that i have had a bad experience with the fusion bullets out of a 25-06. Shot a whitetail doe behind the shoulder at about 80 yards and the bullet penciled through. So shot it again this time in the neck and ended up hitting the vertebrae in the neck and that finished it.
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