Originally Posted by Miller Outdoors
Depends on where you hit him. A decent hit and it's lights out for the bear.
I bear hunt ALOT. Im talkin black bears tho. I feel that if you have confidence in your firearm, and are fully confident that you can put rounds on target (where they count) in crunch time it doesnt matter what caliber (WITHIN REASON FOR THE CRITTER) Im not suggesting that Id feel comfy shootin Griz with a 243. Could I? Yes. At a reasonable range under the right circumstances. But if anything went wrong..........., I would NOT want that cartrige on a full on charge/attack. If I were hunting Griz, Id take my 300wby or 338wm because of the game I was hunting. Im fully confident with both rifles with the right bullets. Do I need a 460wby? No. Would it work? Yes, of course..........IF I could put rounds on target in crunch time. IMO your best off shooting whatever your most comfortable and accurate with WITHIN REASON FOR THE GAME HUNTED. If you can handle a smaller 300 better, quicker, and more accurately than a 460wby why not take the 300?
Theres always the flip side of the coin that says when a bear is commin you would still feel undergunned even with a Howitzer. But Ill always take what Im most comfy, confident, and accurate with within reason, because shot placement is key.
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