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Old September 19, 2013, 07:59 PM   #26
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I've only went once, but I use a .45/70 Hornady LeveRevolution shooting out of a NEF.
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Old September 19, 2013, 08:20 PM   #27
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Magnum Research BFR in .450 Marlin works for me with Bear & Elk, the revolver is PLENTY good out to 100 yards!
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Old September 20, 2013, 10:30 AM   #28
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I've killed 4 with standard Remington Core-Lokt 180gr pointed soft-points in 30.06. All 4 deader than doornails, no more than a 10 yard death sprint.

Also killed one with a 70lb bow, and a Thunderhead 125. 40 yard death sprint, also deader than dead.

Shot placement is important. While I agree that most deer loads will work, I'd also remind you that bears can vary greatly in size. Where I hunt in Maine, 200lb bears are common, but 4-500 pounders are not unheard of. Go with a good, stout load, and don't take a chance.

Again, placement is everything -- as with all big game hunting.
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