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#218529 - 09/06/04 08:49 PM 308 for Black Bear?
yotehunter6 Offline
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Registered: 04/01/02
Posts: 632
Loc: Reno NV
I am getting ready for some black bear calling and was just wondering what your opinions are on using a 308. I am planning on keeping the shots below 150 yards.
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#218530 - 09/06/04 09:19 PM Re: 308 for Black Bear?
NV Walt Offline
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Registered: 11/03/02
Posts: 335
Loc: Carson City, Nevada
Ken,
I have killed literally dozens of black bears with a savage 99F in .308 using Rem 180 gr. Corelock bulletts all at very close range from treed to point blank bayed on the ground and have had no problems with the round...NVWalt
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#218531 - 09/06/04 09:42 PM Re: 308 for Black Bear?
crapshoot Offline
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Registered: 03/22/02
Posts: 23154
Loc: Henderson,Nevada,USA
Good luck this year fella!
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#218532 - 09/07/04 09:35 PM Re: 308 for Black Bear?
azhunter Offline
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Registered: 01/26/04
Posts: 302
Loc: arizona
Yotehunter6, You should have no problems with your .308 win even to 300yds. Use the heavier bullets like the 180gr's.
Good Luck,
John

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#218533 - 09/07/04 10:43 PM Re: 308 for Black Bear?
yotehunter6 Offline
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Registered: 04/01/02
Posts: 632
Loc: Reno NV
Cool, thanks for the replys.
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#218534 - 09/08/04 05:50 PM Re: 308 for Black Bear?
TexasRifles Offline
Seasoned Member

Registered: 01/30/04
Posts: 305
Loc: Stephenville, Texas
Yote, go for it man!!! The only rifle besides my .50 cal muzzle loader that I hunt with anymore (not talkin varmints), is my Remington 600 in .308 that I got from my grandfather a couple of years ago. It's a light rifle and it packs a helluva wallop.

I usually hunt with the 150 grain core-lokts, but every once in a while when I'm pig hunting I'll use the 180 grain round nosed core-lokts. These suckers are MEAN, and I suggest you give 'em a try. Your savage is a bit heavier and has a recoil pad, so they probably won't beat ya up as bad as they seem to knock me around.

Jake
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