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    Not me, but a 243 is in our group every year

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    Im going to use 200gr Winchester Silvertips from my 308WIN this year because, why not?

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    I've used everything from 12 gauge slugs & buckshot, 25:06, 30:06 and a Ruger 96/44 mag.
    All have worked fine.
    Some just shine better in certain situations.




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    A few years ago we were stalked all the way to our cabin door and then charged.
    I've seen countless bears over the past 50 plus years and have never worried. Since then I've been keeping my 30/30 carbine handy. My son just picked up an 870 pump with a 13" barrel so we're gonna use that from now on as the camp gun. Likely put a slug in it with a couple follow up OO's.

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    I've only shot nuisance bears, using a .30-30 or a .280 Remington.
    If I were going to actually hunt black bear I would likely use my .30-30 Ackley with Barnes 150's.

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    303 british.....pretty slow heavy roud.....it wont go far

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kavanagh View Post
    A few years ago we were stalked all the way to our cabin door and then charged.
    I've seen countless bears over the past 50 plus years and have never worried. Since then I've been keeping my 30/30 carbine handy. My son just picked up an 870 pump with a 13" barrel so we're gonna use that from now on as the camp gun. Likely put a slug in it with a couple follow up OO's.
    I put buckshot first then slug. Just in case of a charge and you canít really sight down barrel


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    Quote Originally Posted by boddah View Post
    I put buckshot first then slug. Just in case of a charge and you can’t really sight down barrel


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    If they are so close that you cannot sight down the barrel it will not matter if it is buckshot or a slug, your buckshot will not have opened up much more than the the diameter of a slug at that point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boddah View Post
    I put buckshot first then slug. Just in case of a charge and you canít really sight down barrel


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    X2. Plug out and empty out.
    Take the warning labels off. Darwin will solve the problem.

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