My Win mod70 .270 has killed 15 black bears from 100 lbs to over 400 lbs with Federal Premium or Classic in 130 or 140 grains. Distances varied from 30 yds to over 300 yds. It is all about shot placement.
my .303 always works for bears and ya i say the exact same things as all these guys use a bigger cal for bear just so they dont have to suffer its always best for one shot one kill with big game and im sure you all know that.
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...