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#217328 - 10/26/03 12:24 PM 44mag for Black Bear
yotehunter6 Offline
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Registered: 04/01/02
Posts: 632
Loc: Reno NV
I go black bear hunting next saturday, I was going to use a handgun but it has been giving me trouble and im not going to use it for bear if I dont trust it. My other 2 choices are a Marlin 30-30 or a Marlin 44mag. I was leaning twords the 30-30 but after sighting them in, my 44mag is running about a 3inch group at 50 yards with open sights plus it holds 10 rounds. I am planning on using the new Platnum+ 250 grain.
My shot will probably be less than 50 yards so I am very confident with this rifle. The 30-30 shot about a 6in group and I really dont have the time to try different ammo.
So what do you think? will I do ok with the 44mag.
Last year we chased a 400+ bear in the same area and I hope to get on that bear or one in the same size range.
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#217329 - 10/26/03 07:03 PM Re: 44mag for Black Bear
beartaker Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 01/04/02
Posts: 126
Loc: milton freetater or
i have shot bear with 22 lr to 300 win mag to 44 mag pistol do what feels good to you i shot most of mine out of a tree now people sit in trees to shoot them lol all you have to do is hit the right part always wanted to take one with a stick till it took it away from me he was in one tree and i was in another by the way a week ago a freind of mine was call in elk and a bull ran him over nastey bruises so what you do please be carelul best of huntin

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#217330 - 10/28/03 02:19 PM Re: 44mag for Black Bear
Ma Bell Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 10/23/03
Posts: 115
Loc: Colorado, in the sticks
The .44 Mag. will do a fine job, just keep your shots at a reasonable range and use a heavy bullet that will hold together. (Think of a handgun as a long range drill press)

Just the way I do it,,,,, :rolleyes:
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#217331 - 11/28/03 06:55 PM Re: 44mag for Black Bear
hunter777 Offline
Predator Master

Registered: 11/06/03
Posts: 58
Loc: New Jersey

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