Anyone use the new leverevolution in 30-30 on northeast black bears? I'll be hunting in New York's Adirondacks this year and thought about giving them a try. Any thoughts would be helpful. They've been great for deer so far.
I just shot some out of my 45/70. I have to admit, they are nice (and suprisingly forgiving on the shoulder). I thought about using them this year too. They are meant for longer distances, so my only concern is how expansion will be under 100yds. I need to do some reading. I havn't shot anything with them though, so I couldn't tell you first hand accounts. I just barely got the nerve this month to load them in the tubular magazine.
Hunting is not usually a pursuit where instant gratification abounds. It takes a lot of time, practice, resources and patience to be a successful hunter. So when someone decides that an area they hunted only once without taking an animal is worthless and devoid of game, I don't quite understand it. These people usually jump from game management unit to game management unit; trying a new one every year.
Now don't get me wrong, there are people that just enjoy scouting and hunting...