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.
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...