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Old August 30, 2012, 07:11 PM   #1
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First Bear hunt - Caliber advice please

So I am getting ready for my first Black Bear hunt in Upstate New York.

Never taken one before and was planning on using my CZ 550 FS .308. Is this enough gun?
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Old August 30, 2012, 07:30 PM   #2
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Old August 30, 2012, 07:40 PM   #3
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What Kraigwy said.
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Old August 30, 2012, 07:45 PM   #4
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thanks, I was hoping so , cuz I sold my .06 and dont have anything bigger right now.
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Old August 30, 2012, 09:36 PM   #5
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No problem with that . Use a 150 or 165 gr bullet of good construction ,not fragile.A premium bullet even better.
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Old August 30, 2012, 09:38 PM   #6
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looking foreword to cheap burger meat this winter
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Old August 30, 2012, 09:43 PM   #7
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That's plenty of rifle. Mix it with pork, bear and pork sausage is yummy.
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Old August 30, 2012, 09:47 PM   #8
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The bullet construction and shot placement is far more important than the caliber.
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Old August 30, 2012, 09:52 PM   #9
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I am all in for shot placement, 327 FM

militant feel free to share any recipes, i've only ever ground it up for burgers.
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Old August 30, 2012, 10:33 PM   #10
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right choice

Yes...the biggest caliber is the best choice.
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Old September 2, 2012, 10:31 AM   #11
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a 308 should be fine I killed 2 in my time with a 357 magnum revolver.
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Shot placement is everything! I would rather take a round of 50BMG to the foot than a 22short to the base of the skull.

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Old September 2, 2012, 11:08 AM   #12
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Hopefully i dont get that close Dejavu!
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