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Old March 26, 2010, 02:00 PM   #16
jgcoastie
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Join Date: February 15, 2009
Location: Kodiak, Alaska
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A co-worker/buddy of mine killed a nice 7.5 foot black bear over in Ketchikan a couple years ago. One shot kill, bear ran about 15 yards... He was using a .243Win.

30-30 is plenty, especially considering that it is likely a gun that you've been shooting with for quite some time and are comfortable with it = better chance of hitting what you're aiming for...
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