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Bear slug

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by mpow66m, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. mpow66m

    mpow66m NRA,GOA,SAF

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    Based on your exp.( i am new to hunting bear)what is a good slug for Blk. Bears.Im chambered up to 3.5''.
     
  2. paynter2

    paynter2 It ain't over Millennium Member

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    What ever you use for deer will work well on bear. Shoot what you're comfortable with.
     


  3. What type of bear would be my 1st question?

    A would stray away from any foster type of slug and a sabot or a stepped bukchammer should be okay for hunting a black bear of moderate size.
     
  4. mpow66m

    mpow66m NRA,GOA,SAF

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    ok,thnx.Ihave a smoothbore too.
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2010
  5. paynter2

    paynter2 It ain't over Millennium Member

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    From your last post, I'm not sure if you realize that you shoot rifled slugs through a smooth bore shotgun. The rifling are on the slug itself. The slug imparts the spin - not riflings in the barrel (as in a rifled barrel).

    Look around on the internet - maybe search for 'rifled slugs' to get started. Black bear are tough and smart - but they are thinned skinned like a deer. Hit with a 12 ga slug in the proper place they will not move.
     
  6. mpow66m

    mpow66m NRA,GOA,SAF

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    paynter2,
    yes i know thnx.i made a mistakei was thinking of saboted slugs,even tho u can shoot them through a smoothbore.fixed.Dont shoot slugs much,only a few times.Tho out here you can use 00/000 for deer hunting.
    what size and weight slug would you suggest.
    doing a search now.


    Buckhammer looks good,ill buy a few different brands and try them out.ill be using a 16.5'' barrell,so i figure 25 -35 yrds.
     
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  7. My vote would be for a 20mm cannon. You just can't imagine how much caliber you're going to need to bring down a bear.

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  8. Do you really think that .05" is going to matter that much?

    12 ga is .73" 20MM Cannon is .78"


    OP,

    Since you have a smooth bore shotgun I would recommend you look at the Brenneke slugs, they have a reputation as being a deeper penetrating slug then the normal foster type.
     
  9. ditto

    A KO, MP or the original brenneke magnum 2 3/4" slug should do wonders on a bear.
     
  10. mpow66m

    mpow66m NRA,GOA,SAF

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    Lol,gonna check out Brenneke.The grandaddy of slugs.