Re: Shot Placement
You would have to be extremely close to said bear and make a terrible shot. Every now and then you'll run into a critter that's for what ever reason meaner nastier and tougher than the rest of them but hunting black bear with a good bullet and a 270wsm you'll be fine. Majority of bear attacks are from surprising the bear really close, I always carry a 44mag stoked with buffalo bore 'bear loads' just in case regardless of hunting hiking ect. I'm in Alaska and at certain times of the year they're everywhere. Make a good shot either right behind the shoulder or through the shoulders, I aim to break the off side shoulder. I've killed several critters with frontal shots, coyotes and deer unless it was and emergency situation I wouldn't make a frontal shot on a bear that's just my personal thing. As long as you get a bullet through the vitals and give it a few minutes to expire you should be just fine.