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I'm getting to start black bear hunting this year. Any suggestions for a bullet type/weight to use for a .30-06?

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  • kolbster
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    i agree with clay as usual, the 150-165gr will work fine. if you not comfortable with that weight you could use a 180gr but you wont need it. as far as brands i like Remington, Federal is my second pick, but just use whatever shoots best in your rifle.

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  • Big O
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    I believe "Bigger is Better"(Sorry Mr Cooper). I use the 165gr. on deer, as for bear I'd go with 220gr. in the core-lokt or some thing simmular.
    Good Luck, Good Hunting, and Shoot straight.

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  • steve182
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    Clay is right, as usual. Aside from the long hair there is often a few inches(or more) of fat just inside the hide as well. Use 165gr, aim mid height just above foreleg if broadside.

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  • bonnier-admin_2
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    PS

    Shoulder shots are most preferred to anchor them! I shot a nice Black Bear a couple years ago with my Muzzle loader. It was moving fast and I placed the 44 cal 265 grain Hornady thru the ungs and dropped it , BOOM SMOKE FLOP! All in 20 feet!!

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  • bonnier-admin_2
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    Any off the shelf 150 or 165 grain Hornady, Remington Core-Lokt®, Federal or Winchester is plenty sufficient. You don’t need no Fancy Smancy , “Nuclear Tipped" bullet for a Black Bear as some may believe!

    Learn where the shoulder and lungs are and remember, alot of shots are low because the hunter was unaware to place the shot. The reason for it the hair makes the bear larger hiding the smaller body mass.

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