I'm going on my first bear hunt this September and I'm very excited. Part of my whole ritual is preparing in every way. I'll be using a 44 magnum revolver and we'll be hunting with dogs in North Eastern Tennessee, so I don't expect to take a bear larger than 260-300 lbs. I also expect to be shooting from gound to tree.
From now till then I want to use the same ammo at my range that I'm going to use on my hunt so that I can completely familiarize myself with the round. But I need some advice from you guys as to what that round should be.
I'm almost sold that I should be using a JSP.
Also, I think I would prefer to buy commercial ammo but I'm wondering on the availability and the price. I would like to get off as cheep as possible.
I should say that I do have a good friend with a reloader who is willing to help, should I go that route.
If people with experience could offer advice on Brand names of both commercial ammo and on reload brand names of bullets, casings, primers, Grain count and what ever else i need, i would be very grateful.