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Bullets for Black Bear #212051 02/18/2023 11:51 PM
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It's getting a little slow around here so thought I throw a question out.

Bear season is a couple months away. What are your thoughts on the .44 Mag 240 gr. Remington Core-lock for black bear over bait (10 -30 yards)? I've got some, they shoot good and other brands are still bit scarce in my area. Obviously I'll be avoiding big bones.

Re: Bullets for Black Bear [Re: DarkTimber] #212054 02/19/2023 3:03 PM
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unless you are shooting really big bears that bullet will work. bears are not the super heavy boned animals that cannot be shot through, I have killed 3, all with 44 magnums. 1 with a 240 xtp, one with a 300 gr seirra sp and one with a 240 hp deep curl. all were dead within 40 yards and left good blood trails. Hit them in the goodies and you will be ok.
good luck with your hunt- our application process for minnesota is coming quick and we have 3 points so it is possible but not likely that we will draw this year.


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Re: Bullets for Black Bear [Re: DarkTimber] #212056 02/20/2023 5:08 PM
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Thanks. I've killed a couple bear with my stick bows, so should be able to get myself into position for a good shot. I just wasn't sure about the Core-lock in handgun bullets.

Yes we are fortunate our bear population is healthy and is still an OTC tag in most areas.

Re: Bullets for Black Bear [Re: DarkTimber] #212057 02/20/2023 8:30 PM
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I've loaded for many years for our local bear hunting club in WV. Only loaded 250 gr. Keith SWCs in .44. They've been 100% pleased. Very, very few multiple shot bears. Double shoulder letting bone fragments work with the bullet does quite well.

Re: Bullets for Black Bear [Re: wvhitman] #212060 02/23/2023 7:04 PM
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Thanks Hitman!


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