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.
There are still some who insist a scope is not needed for the type hunting they do, ignoring the advances of the last 150 years in optical sights. (Even the ultra-conservative US Army has adopted optical sights.) The idea that in some special circumstances open iron sights or aperture (peep) sights might be more useful is not lost on me, but with the inevitable advance of age comes the reduction in visual acuity needed for using iron sights.
I believe that many who completely resist the idea of...