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308 Win Black Bear Load?

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Unread 05-12-2012, 09:38 PM
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Re: 308 Win Black Bear Load?

I've always preferred the 165 grain boat-tail over the 150's or 180's. With bear you don't want complete penetration, you want an extensive wound channel. A bears lungs were compared to Goodyear Double Eagle tires as in they are both self sealing when punctured. You need tissue damage - not a small wound channel. Also remember, a bullet that passes through ANY animal carries a lot of wasted energy with it. The ideal load will leave the bullet under the skin on the off-side of your target. Great hunting to you!
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    Unread 05-25-2012, 07:14 PM
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    Re: 308 Win Black Bear Load?

    ok i have a confession to make, it was my dad that went on the bear hunt not me, im 13.
    anyway he shot a 5' 8" brown colored black bear at 175 yards on the last night with his 300 rum shooting 180 grain tsx in federal premium ammo at a 45 degree downward angle and spined it.

    I'm 18
    "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth."
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    My guess on W3P .308 230 Grain Bullet: G1 .740-.755
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