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    What calibre/ammo combo do you use for black bear.
    Please note: This topic is not for debate it is only for information.

    My go to is 300 Win Mag and Remington Hypersonic Ultra CoreLokt 180 grain
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    9.3x62 with a 285 spire point or a 300 grain hollow point from a 450 marlin. Honestly the heavier and slower rounds perform best. I have guided hunters to around 30 bears and would rather see a 30-30 then any magnum. And nothing under .30 cal. Sure smaller calibers can kill bears but my bear last fall taken with the 9.3 was the quickest kill I have witnessed.

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    When I get the chance.......................270 with winchester super X 150 gr
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    300 win mag 200 gr nosler partition

    Quote Originally Posted by huntnmachine View Post
    What calibre/ammo combo do you use for black bear.
    Please note: This topic is not for debate it is only for information.

    My go to is 300 Win Mag and Remington Hypersonic Ultra CoreLokt 180 grain

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    45 70, 325 grain leverloution. Never had any animal go more than 10 yards (moose, bear, deer)

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    .308. Fed Trophy Copper
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    I flip a coin, this year 308 turned up.

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    Last 6 have been with the 35 Whelen using either 225 grain Accubonds or 250 grain partitions. Recovery varied from bang flop to 12 yards.
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    Either a .270Win (150gr PSP) or .30-06Sprg (165gr PSP) .....whichever I happen to have with me at the time. I have no problem popping them with a 12ga slug if that's all I've got.
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    12g slug, rifled barrel

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