Bear hunting advice wanted

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Bear hunting advice wanted

Post by Deaf jeff » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:39 am

hello all,
after 11 years of trying i finally drew a michigan bear tag, i am planning on using rifle or muzzle loader this first try on them and wondering if a .308 with 150gr cor-loct bullets or 240gr powerbelt bullets with 100gr pyrodex pellets in my 50 caliber would be a better choice :?: these are my deer hunting rounds. shots will more than likely be 50-100 yards max. any other advice is welcomed......TIA

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Re: Bear hunting advice wanted

Post by paulaboutform » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:20 am

These will both work...just like a bow, placement, placement, placement of the shot is key. Wait for your broadside or slight quartering shot and put one through both lungs and the biggest bear will succumb to that. Good luck and congratulations on your draw.

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Re: Bear hunting advice wanted

Post by hankenhunter » Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:03 pm

Every bear I've taken with a rifĺe was shot using 150 gr. .303. Like Paul said, shot placement is key.
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Re: Bear hunting advice wanted

Post by Hester0305 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:35 am

Either weapon will work but I would definitely use the .308 over the Black Powder. Black bears are fairly easy to kill with a well placed shot with most dying within 40-50 yards or less. The one I killed with my crossbow went about 40 yards. Another advantage of the rifle is being able to have a follow up shot rather quickly if needed. Good luck hunting
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Re: Bear hunting advice wanted

Post by XB I GO » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:14 pm

I would consider it more of an accomplishment with a muzzleloader if it was traditional style. If its a scoped rifle it wouldn't make a difference whether it had powder and bullet or whole cartridge.

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