I usually hunt big game with a .338 win. and .444 marlin. But, i no longer have these... the only thing i have left is a 7mm and 8 mm mauser. Are these sufficient enough with factory loads for western washington black bear?
in all reality you should be fine as long as you have good shot placement, and depending on your distance. I would probably use the federal trophy bonded bear claw ammo for the 7mm. Ive been using my 300 win mag with no problems. I just bought a 325wsm, havent had the opportunity to try it out on a bear yet but it should do well enough. Just remember to be sure of shot placement. just my 2 cents
Today's headlines read, "Hunter Dies of Heart Attack!"
I don't know how many times I have seen that headline in the past 16 years that I have lived in Colorado.
I moved here in 1994 via the U.S. Army to Ft. Carson, Colorado. The "Mountain Post" as it is sometimes called.
When I arrived here, in pretty good shape, the unit told me that I could not participate in P.T. (physical training) for at least 30 days. Now, I had just come from an overseas tour in Korea and was stationed in the...