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Old 12-22-2013, 08:13 AM
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Re: new to bears

You could re barrel the 30-06 to 35 whelen or 35 whelen ai. Shoot 20-300 grain bullets, it's just about as lethal as anything under 200 yds or so. It's an incredibly devastating caliber, not much can walk away from it.
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:16 AM
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Re: new to bears

Use a heavy for caliber premium bullet and you will be fine. Consider breaking the shoulders instead of the traditional heart lung shots. Tracking a wounded bear through thick brush is no fun...

I have kiiled several bears and the meat is a reflection of what they have been eating. Fall bears eating berries are great. Spring bears coming out of hibernation are very good.
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:27 PM
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Re: new to bears

thanks for all the help
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Old 12-22-2013, 11:55 PM
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i've hunted the va. wva. mountians on and off for 30yrs. mostly a meat hunter. this fall had a close incounter with a fairly large black bear i've glassed them but never been in smelling range. i have to say i've never been on edge like that on a hunt in my life. now i'm hooked. i had my270 with 100 grs partitions and was afraid i'd just maim him. so my question is what is a a good caliber and load(i reload) for brushy 150 yrd shots? i have a 3006/270/ and a 6mm rem now but wouldn't mind building a dedicated bear rifle thanks
I was not aware a 100 gr partition was available in .277. Is this new? Regardless, a 270 will work every time on a black bear. I've used my 30.06 on many.
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Old 12-22-2013, 11:58 PM
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Re: new to bears

Next time I rifle hunt for black bear I'm using my 270 with 110 TSX or TTSX.
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:56 AM
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You could re barrel the 30-06 to 35 whelen or 35 whelen ai. Shoot 20-300 grain bullets, it's just about as lethal as anything under 200 yds or so. It's an incredibly devastating caliber, not much can walk away from it.
The .35 Whelen is a very effective cartridge within the requested parameters.

The gap between it and the .30-06 narrows a bit with a good 220 grain bullet like the Nosler Partition.
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Old 12-23-2013, 02:57 PM
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Re: new to bears

i'm sorry they were nosler accubonds havent shot it for a while had to go back and look.the 35 whelen is that an 06 case also thinking 338 06
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