My uncle does alot of bear hunting and a .308 is the "bear" minimum as he always says.
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I was having a discussion with some friends of mine, and the subject of a .243 for bear hunting was brought up...I know this is not a black bear forum, but in the context of ethics in hunting, I brought it up. I would not use such a caliber on bear, due to the chance of bullet fragmentation, vs. actual mushrooming and leathal damage caused. Too many variables if the shot is'nt perfect...What do you all think? Am I right?
WILLSEYVILLE: never shot a bear . we had our first bear season last fall being i use a 20 guage shot gun to hunt with and use 3 inch shells i feel if i would keep my shots 50 yards and under i have enough gun but i agree a 243 is way to small for hunting bears wayne
The last thing I would want to do is to go into the woods after a wounded black bear at dusk only packing a .243!
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