You might want to look into the powerbelt bullets? Myself I am still a traditional ball and patch kind of guy, no inlines for me...flintlocks all the way. Still I know a lot of people that switched from the sabeted bullets to the powerbelts and never looked back.
As for shot placement, stick to traditional vital area shot placement. A good taxidermis will sew up the bullet hole so you will never know it was there.
Have a good time and good luck, where are you headed for the hunt?
Thankyou for the info. I am hunting in Northern Wis. . My season started on Wed. and have had 2 exciting days of hunting so far. Both days I have had bear up the same tree with me. Bigger ones come in and the smaller ones just happen to like my tree. Gets a little nerve wracking. Hoping for the big one yet.
Others have offered up a sighting of roughly 2 inches high at 100 yards as a good sighting scheme. In my own experience I have come to favor a sighting of 3.5 inches high at 100 yards. This allows for the individual to hold dead-on (directly in the middle of the top and bottom) the animal out to roughly 350 yards.
Magnum calibers such as the 7mm Remington and 300 Winchester will extend this slightly. At 400 yards I hold directly on the backbone of the animal. The drop at this range allows the...