My brothers use 30-30's, I used a 32 Win spcl and my uncle took a moose with his 270 and 130 gr bullets so I would say bear is toast as long as you know where to shoot him. Go for it and send us an invite for some bear roast.
Good intentions will always be pleaded for any assumption of power. The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern will, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.