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.