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Black bear hunting

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by petedalaw, Jul 15, 2002.

  1. petedalaw

    petedalaw Idiot Savant

    I am going Hunting this year for black bear in PA. Usually use my .30-06 for whitetail and would like to use it for Black bear. Any suggestions on ammo? I would think my 150gr soft points may be a little light/soft.
  2. mpol777

    mpol777 Feral Member

    Jul 23, 2001
    Cochise County, AZ
    i carry a .30-06 as my scouting rifle. i carry winchester 180gr fail safes. a 180gr SP would work as well, but the fail safes have a steel instert that gives it better penetration.

    i've yet to use one on an actual bear, and i didn't get drawn for a tag this fall :(, but i've tested them against a few others with some wet phone books and was really happy.