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Old October 18, 2005, 11:51 AM   #26
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165 grains +

Premium bullets which retain more than 95% of their original weight.

Barnes X, Nosler ballistic tip, or Nosler Partition, Failsafe etc.

Black bears are not hard to kill... but when they charge they are difficult to stop.

Therefore, bigger bullets will break shoulder bones, and spines, and pearce the skull better.
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Old October 18, 2005, 05:10 PM   #27
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My one and only black bear - -

- - Was a largish cinnamon sow taken in the Umcomphagre [sp??] Natl. Forest in Western Colorado several years back. Ruger .30'06, Sierra GameKing 165 gr at about 2700. One shot at just beyond 100 yards - - She turned and ran into the brush but was down within 20 yards.

I really believe this was plenty of rifle.

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Old October 19, 2005, 08:19 PM   #28
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longspurr has a good point.

That would definitely take some talent, but your local animal control people should be able to help you out with dosages, or maybe a vet.

I'd definitely keep a boomstick handy when tieing him up, though. And he may chew his way free when he wakes up. I'm thinking: big dog crate for transportation in the back of a truck.
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Old October 19, 2005, 08:30 PM   #29
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I thought you was dead! A .270 is what you always used to use! Now a 35?
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Old October 20, 2005, 10:44 PM   #30
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alll of these high power weapons. a .30-30 or a 16 or 12 gauge slug is just fine.

the important question is, what is available you? or are you going to buy/borrow a gun to shoot it?
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