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The best Black bear gun and caliber

well i confess that my favorite action is a bolt so that sways my vote. I do own levers though. My favorite bear gun is the tikka T3 stainless hunter in .30/06
it is so because i believe that there is no bear black or brown that cant be takin with the ought six. It has dandy tragectory and has the widest selection of bullets for factory ammo shooters.

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The best Black bear gun and caliber

Moosehuntingkid you are off to a great start in this forum. I shoot the 06 and I have heard so much wonderful things about it. I have yet to kill anything with it.
I hunted with it this passed season but i didnt kill anything.

I watch the hunting channel all the time and I have seen every big game animal in the U.S. taken with the 06.

The 06 can be laoded from 125gr to220gr bullets. Do you know of any other caliber that can do this

Happy hunting with the 06

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re: 06

well maybe a .300 mag but it has heavy recoil my favorite .30 bore would be the .300H&H

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The best Black bear gun and caliber

I use 30-06 180gr for every thing Have been very succsesful on deer and now black bear

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The best Black bear gun and caliber

i have one question why is every body hooked on the 30-06 ? i either shot a 12ga slug or a 30-30 win model 94 and they all work, just wondering was all. I hunt the saskatchewn parries as well with them

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30-06

30-06 is actaully part of history. But if you see what the ought 6 can do as far as different bullets choices, etc! It is a very flexible cartridge. When it comes to finding ammo at any store, 30-06 ammunition is gonna be there and in stock. Mabye not exactly the specific load that you wanted when you wanted it, but there will always be some kind of 30-06 ammo to purchase regardless of where you go. I owned a Winchester model 70 in 30-06, and I must say, that you can get hooked on the cartridge after seeing what it can do for you, especially elk hunting at 100 yards & less & using 180 super x power point bullets. I recently sold my Savage model 110 .308 winchester about a month ago, I must say that both calibers are proven performers for elk hunting at close range. Currently I own a single shot 12 guage shot gun. I was thinking of buying possibly another .308 winchester a 30-06 or even a 338 win mag or a 300 weatherby. I killed two cow elk's last year with a .308 winchester at about 30 yards. There was no such thing as, looking for the animal after you shot it, there was a grandma cow elk that I shot with the .308 winchester, about 30 yards away. She was trying to get away, but i took a shot at her about 30 yards away, I got her & she dropped instantly. I then took a second shot at her neck & she totally dropped after the 1st shot. After the second shot, she was ready for gutting.

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The best Black bear gun and caliber

I also like i t because the recoil won't rip your arm off!

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The best Black bear gun and caliber

.350 Remington Mag is very good bear medicine----------------------
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The best Black bear gun and caliber

When I went to New Mexico a couple of weeks ago I was unsure on what gun to bring my first choice was my 12ga. slug gun, but then I found out that some of the shots could push 175yds. not impossibe for the slug gun but thats pushing it, I elected to take my 300 win mag.as luck would have it I shot my bear at about 15yds. you just never know.

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The best Black bear gun and caliber

Black Bear arent that hard to take down. I watch the outdoor channel all the time and I ahve seen a 30-30 drop a B.Bear in its tracks. It was fairly close though. But as we all know its all about SHOT PLACEMENT then caliber selection. Just my $0.02

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The best Black bear gun and caliber

Calibers I have taken black bear with
-30-06 Springfield
-30-30 Winchester
-44 Remington Mag
-257 Rbts
-45 cal flintlock m-loader (ball and patch)

Shot placement and knowing the limits of your gun and your self, what it is all about.
Good hunting AdkBear

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