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Old November 23, 2009, 02:00 PM   #1
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Hunting Black Bear

Hey, a couple of friends and myself are planning on hunting black bear within the next week or so, and I have a .270 that I was planning on using for this. Is this a good caliber and if so what grain should I be using?
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Old November 23, 2009, 02:58 PM   #2
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It wil defintely kill a black bear with a well designed 150 grain bullet so not to worry. Just take a good shot and try to double lung it by hitting center chest. My Grandson killed a large 6x6 Bull in Kentucky in September with a 270 Win with a double lung center chest chest shot.

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Old November 23, 2009, 05:23 PM   #3
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Any expanding bullet will do. The same thing you use for whitetail will be fine.
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Old November 23, 2009, 05:27 PM   #4
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Or in your case, blacktail or mule deer.

We can't all live in whitetail land....
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Old November 23, 2009, 05:57 PM   #5
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Black bears are generally not hard to kill with proper bullet placement. The .270 is enough. I would recommend using a Nosler Partition 150gr. load. It has worked for me.
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Old November 23, 2009, 08:15 PM   #6
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well K.J.C when me you and hunter33 go in a couple weeks im bringing my 338, i got a 300 mag if you want to gun up? but the 270 shuld do just fine...after all it is the best caliber made in my opinion
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Old November 23, 2009, 09:55 PM   #7
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davlandrum: there are whitetail in Oregon and Washington. Look up the Colombian white tail. Not all of them are East of the rockys.
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