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Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by HuntingFree, May 27, 2020.
Soft point is the correct answer
Silver Bear soft points, or Herter's SP's, even the old Rusky SP's...
We've shot tons of these 7.62x39 soft points on game over the years. They work fine.
30-30 type results... No big deal.
Wolf makes a steel cased 122-grain JHP. That was my preferred woods load for my SKS. Black bear are the largest animals in my area and I don't really expect them to attack.
A needle @ 10,000 fps is still a needle.
Well the 44 magnum gets to within a couple hundred FPE of the 7.62X39 on average, put it in a carbine and it smokes the commie round.
The 500 S&W eclipses it by 1000 FPE, so ya handgun energy counts.
5.56 50 grain tsx or 62 grain xm566sbct3 thank me later
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Put soft points in amigo!
The soft points in the 7.62x39 will do the job. Deer, hogs, other critters 4 & 2 legged!
These work great!
*** Didn't notice I already posted!
You had the right caliber but the wrong ammo. 7.62x39 is a proven problem solver but ball ammo is terrible for communing with nature.
That being said, at 15 yards a 12 gauge slug will take care of the free range bacon problem
Not sure what you expected from fmj? You would have been better off with softs or a big ole, low energy 45-70 flat point.
Out of curiosity, did the HST not penetrate? At first read it sounds like they did based on 'heart shots.' Makes me remember that the distinguishing feature of the 'boar spear' isn't the point but the crossbar to keep oinker from coming right up the shaft and killing the wielder.