Bear loads 45/70

Discussion in 'Bear Hunting' started by Sherman Brownlee, Aug 6, 2018.


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  1. memtb

    memtb Well-Known Member

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    In excess of 400 grains, hard cast, wide metplat....pushed to 1600+ fps. memtb
     
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  2. Clem Bronkoski

    Clem Bronkoski Well-Known Member

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    The .45-70 is my favorite blackie cartridge. I have 4 rifles presently. My favorite for black bear is my little 1895 Guide gun. I may give my 1895 SBL the nod this year. I reload and use good old Hornady Interlock 300 gr HPs. I'm not home so I can't recall the powder and the charge at the moment. But every bear I shot was only shot once and none went farther than about 40 yards.
    I have recently began experimenting with cast bullets and I am having real good accuracy out of my 1895 Cowboy with 405 gr bullets cast with wheel weights, sized down to .451" and paper patched.
     
  3. yobuck

    yobuck Well-Known Member

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    For some reason my old mind pictures a guy with a name like Clem Bronkowski as not even needing a gun for black bear.
    Just a knife and maybe a good pair of leather gloves.
    I mean just look at what a guy named Arnold was capable of, lol.
     
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  4. Hatrick

    Hatrick Well-Known Member

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    Same as Charles Bronson!
     
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  5. Clem Bronkoski

    Clem Bronkoski Well-Known Member

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    Yeah guys, well I just don't want to see them suffering by gettin dead by strangulation or stabbing. I'd rather just knock the snot out of them with a big old .45-70 slug. LOL
     
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