Holy crap! Note to self, do not shoot a deer with my .450 Bushmaster!Which is better Ferrari or Lamborghini? No wrong decision with either of your guns.
The 450 will have tons of thump at that distance... just be careful of the bullet you choose. FTX bullets have been a bit unpredictable.
Same can be said about the 300. Bullet selection will be fairly important due to the likelihood of extreme fragmentation (w/copper+lead bullets).
In either case, I'd opt for a mono bullet.... this is where they shine.
The photo is my buddies black bear. He shot it with a 45 Raptor w/250 gr bonded Shockwave. This was the entrance side. Animal died very quickly. The 450 BM is very similar to the 45 Raptor.
What is recommended for a sitting black bear stand hunt? I'm guessing it will only be about a 50 yard shot at most. Thanks
Either gun...sounds like it's your first bear hunt...two other needed things...patience and don't shoot the first bear you see...unless you know the difference between very good, good and average...a two year old can look good from a distance..even a short distance to a new bear hunterWhat is recommended for a sitting black bear stand hunt? I'm guessing it will only be about a 50 yard shot at most. Thanks
Only thing you are missing is ears wide apart and eyes close together.Those two things indicate a large skull bigger bear as well...as for short legs...not one of my standards but I get what you were reading....The Hunters Guide to Vertically Impaired Bears!Okay skipglo, I once read in one of those magazines about hunting that on a black bear you should look for a bear with what appears to be short legs and small ears. After you pick yourself up off the floor laughing, let me explain the reason the writer said these things. Made sense to me at the time, but you are the one with bear experience.
He said that the appearance of short legs means the bear is big and heavy due to age and fat content. The same goes for the short ears. He stated that a black bear's ears do not grow that much as the bear ages, so a bear with what looks like small ears most likely is a larger bear than one with what like big ears. Short, fat legs and small-looking ears are what he said you should consider looking for when you are trying to size up a black bear. I know you have seen a bunch of bears, is there any truth to that story? Treeslugs everywhere want to know.
Well, I would imagine that wide ears and close eyes will help some of the bear hunters on LRH when they are judging their next black bear. It makes perfect sense to me. Aren't you the well-informed man of the Great North? Have a rum and send me the bill!!!Only thing you are missing is ears wide apart and eyes close together.Those two things indicate a large skull bigger bear as well...as for short legs...not one of my standards but I get what you were reading....The Hunters Guide to Vertically Impaired Bears!