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!