Originally Posted by lightflight
When it comes to bear hunting I know nothing. I don't know anyone that bear hunts.
Lets say I'm fairly close to the bear, it is coming strait towards me. Has anyone lined it up right on the chest and shot a bear this way? I shot a deer this way...Curious how if would work on a bear.
Bear are built a bit different than deer. They are kind of built down hill, and head position varies from a heads up position where under the chin the chest is exposed, to a low position where above the head is better angled to the vitals.
Google some of the bear anatomy pictures on the net that will get at least thinking what frontal shot you might take.
Charges unusual, but added to it the possibility their escape route is your direction the frontal shot can happen. Don't get bit by a dead bear, give them another if in doubt.
I prefer heavier stout for caliber bullets. Even Black Bear come in a lot of sizes. A long wound channel, with broken bone, and exits always gives good results.