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Old September 25, 2012, 09:52 PM   #1
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.308 for black bear?

I was wondering if the .308 is enough for blackbear. With 200gr accubonds would this work?
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Old September 25, 2012, 09:54 PM   #2
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Yes enough, but I don't think you need anything beyond 180 grains
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Old September 25, 2012, 09:55 PM   #3
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More than enough...I've used 165 grain bullets with good success, but yes...a 180 grain Accubond will do just fine.
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Old September 25, 2012, 10:45 PM   #4
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Alright, sounds good.
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Old September 25, 2012, 11:48 PM   #5
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.308 is just fine, and those 180 grain bullets are quite enough. Even a .30/30 is quite adequate. Wouldn't use less than a .30 caliber, though.
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Old September 26, 2012, 04:11 AM   #6
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165-180 premium bullet will do very well.
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Old September 26, 2012, 06:21 AM   #7
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165-180 premium bullet will do very well.
+1. I would also suggest that good old Remington Core-Lokts would work well too.
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Old September 26, 2012, 06:50 AM   #8
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The 200 gr Accubonds are adequate for the largest grizzly. For typical black bear a decent quality 150 or 165 is just fine.
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Old September 26, 2012, 08:06 AM   #9
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Anything 150 grain and above would be fine. A Round Nose profile would be a better choice versus a P-SP.
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Old September 26, 2012, 08:38 AM   #10
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Many a black bear has been fairly easily killed with a .30-30. A .308 is a bunch more power...
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Old September 26, 2012, 11:27 AM   #11
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Many black bears have been killed with .30-30s around here. I even know of a couple that were killed with a .357 magnum handgun. I would bet that almost any .308 round will be just fine.
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Old September 26, 2012, 11:33 AM   #12
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I've done it with a .30-06 using the old, and now discontinued 180 gr. Winchester FailSafes- plenty of gun. The .308 oughtta be fine.
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Old September 26, 2012, 01:04 PM   #13
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My vote goes to the 165 Partiton, Interbond, or GMX.
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Old September 29, 2012, 02:47 AM   #14
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Failsafe's

The Failsafe's were a great slug.

And yeah, there is not a B. bear around that will withstand a .308 and near any good game bullet, 150 gr and up.

A 200 gr slug in a .308 would be just a tad heavy for my tastes, and I would stay in the 165-180 range myself.

Recoil would be less too.
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Old September 30, 2012, 11:03 AM   #15
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I killed a medium sized one when I was 19 with a 357 magnum carbine 16.25 inch barrel. A 308 is fine
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Old November 26, 2012, 01:31 PM   #16
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.308 is a great round for black bear. What weight bullet you need would depend on the size of the bear you end up shooting. A 180 grain Nosler Partition would work on even the largest black bear you would encounter.
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Old November 28, 2012, 09:22 AM   #17
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I've had my best luck shooting Remington 180 grain core-lokt's in my .308 carbine. The roundnose style opens up fast like a speedier 150 grain but has the weight and momentum of the 180 grain.

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