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Location: leroy,ny
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50 cal load for black bear

i'm shooting a traditions pursuit pro 1/28" is there a bullet that anyone recommends over another? 240 gr ptx sabot from TC shoot great. is that too light?

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50 cal load for black bear

I used a 300gr. Swift A-Frame to kill a black bear over bait several weeks ago. I shot it standing up, facing me, but it only caught one lung. It passed through, but the bear went nearly 400 yards. It probably wouldn't have gone so far if we hadn't jumped on the blood trail so quickly. I won't take that shot again. I'll go for a sure double lung. I think that a 240 gr. bullet is a little light for black bear, even for short shots over bait.

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Location: leroy,ny
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50 cal load for black bear

congrats Big smile , i bought some 300 gr. shockwave sabots i'm going to try..Here in nys we cannot hunt over bait so who knows what kind of shots will be offered!
thanks!

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50 cal load for black bear

I would think that the shockwave would work as well as any of them out there. Good luck with your bear hunt.

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