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Black Bear Hunting

Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by harley45, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. harley45

    harley45

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    I am looking for some recommendations on a guide for Black Bear with my 10mm. Does anyone have any actual experience with this or know a guide who does?
    Thanks, Eric
     
  2. rcd567

    rcd567

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    I would think anyone who guides bowhunters and gun hunters would be understanding of the limitations on using a handgun. Lots of bowhunters hunt over bait and get shots inside 30 yards. That would work for your 10.
     


  3. Kegs

    Kegs Ol 8 fingers ;)

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    Cold side of conus
    There is a guy on here who killed a black bear with his Dan Wesson (I think) 10.

    Heavy bullet for those thick skinned rascals.
     
  4. harley45

    harley45

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    I've read all kinds of internet accounts of it, I'm just having trouble finding a guide that will let me use 10mm. I even called a guy in Maine who is in love with the Remington 210gr JSP 41 magnum which averages the same velocity out of a 4 inch gun as my 200gr Lead Slugs do and he still said no
     
  5. bear10

    bear10

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    I hunted bear with an outfitter in New Mexico who carried a Delta Elite and swore by his 10mm. He was a former Marine who loved his 1911. We hunted with his hounds while riding horseback and it was a great hunt. I used a .44 Super Blackhawk on this hunt in 2006. He brought the 10mm to my attention and now i want to go back for a mountain lion hunt. Contact Mike Root at longtail@riolink.com
     
  6. harley45

    harley45

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    This sounds exactly like what I am looking for and if he does mountain lion all the better!
    Thank you so much