I'll tell you why! Because no one puts pics in National Geographic and the other yuppie rags of true bear behavior. All you ever see is some post prime boar catching and eating salmon at the falls. Or a sow and cubs playing in wild flowers.
Show those turds the real life adventures of bears and they'd scream in horror.
Black bears will kill cubs to bring a bring a sow back into heat also. I've read that a Brown bear will go as far as to kill a Sow that is too old to mate. I sometimes wonder if killing cubs is a natural way for bears to keep numbers and potential competition in check?
Accuracy. What an incredible way to give yourself a true advantage.
Go to your club and get a bunch of guys together - and put a target out there at 250 meters. Break out the deer rifles and see who can shoot a decent group, even off of the bench, at this distance. I think you will be shocked at how few can do it.
So - with that in mind, I recently set out to try to develop a semi-custom rifle that I could afford and that would shoot - repeatedly - at MOA.
I started with a platform that I love...