Ethical?I think NOT!!!!!!!!

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RE: Ethical?I think NOT!!!!!!!!

Postby willseyville » Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:54 am

yes mighty i mean slugs if i were to go after a bear on purpose i would be carrying a rifle most likely my h&r in 45-70[:D]wayne

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RE: Ethical?I think NOT!!!!!!!!

Postby mightyfofaad » Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:16 am

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yes mighty i mean slugs if i were to go after a bear on purpose i would be carrying a rifle most likely my h&r in 45-70[:D]wayne


oooh ... that'll come in handy too, if you run across any buffalo ... [:D][:D]

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RE: Ethical?I think NOT!!!!!!!!

Postby buckfarmdude » Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:56 pm

A friend of mine shot a bear in the back of the head with a .243 a few years back and the bear dropped, laid there for a minute, then got up and ran off. He never found it, and he said he would never hunt bear with a .243 again.
I have killed four deer with .243, and my brother, sister, and aunt have all dropped deer in their tracks with the exact same rifle. It's an awesome deer caliber, but I personally would not hunt for bear with any less than a .308; plenty of knockdown power, long-range accuracy, and not over-gunnin'.
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RE: Ethical?I think NOT!!!!!!!!

Postby Croz73PA » Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:37 pm

I have been hunting bear in PA with a 7mm-08 remington and 150 grain bullets.  I havent had a shot at one yet but i thought i had enough gun.  Dad has a 300 savage.  Should i ask to borrow it during bear season?

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RE: Ethical?I think NOT!!!!!!!!

Postby Dan Salmon » Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:19 pm

I know a lot of guys in Northern Wisconsin that use the .30-30 regularly. I've personally never bear hunted, but wouldn't feel undergunned with a .30-30 or a .243. It's all about shot placement, even with bears, if you hit them somewhere vital, they're gonna die.

As for head shots, deer or bear, I think you're asking for problems. The target is much smaller with less room for error. To say that a cartridge is not effective because someone attempted a head shot and didn't pull it off, is not the fault of the caliber. It was the fault of the judgement made by that hunter to take, at best, a marginal shot.

This is my opinion, don't want to get into a fight over it. In my experience, I've trailed many deer, many miles due to poorly placed head shots. I won't take them, and I no longer help trail for anyone that does.

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RE: Ethical?I think NOT!!!!!!!!

Postby mightyfofaad » Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:09 pm

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I have been hunting bear in PA with a 7mm-08 remington and 150 grain bullets.  I havent had a shot at one yet but i thought i had enough gun.  Dad has a 300 savage.  Should i ask to borrow it during bear season?


Well ... this happens to be one of the exceptions to my own .30 cal. rule.

However, I would invest in a box of 168 grain Cor-Bon Performance Match ammo ... which has significantly more punch than regular 7mm-08 ammo ... and ... has more punch than your Dad's 300 Savage!

Keep this safety fact in mind ... Black Bears have a tendency to collapse with even superficial wounds ... and then in a few seconds jump up and start running at full speed ... so when he drops, that doesn't mean he's dead ... and when he runs off, that doesn't mean you didn't hit him.
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RE: Ethical?I think NOT!!!!!!!!

Postby mightyfofaad » Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:49 pm

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I know a lot of guys in Northern Wisconsin that use the .30-30 regularly. I've personally never bear hunted, but wouldn't feel undergunned with a .30-30 or a .243. It's all about shot placement, even with bears, if you hit them somewhere vital, they're gonna die.



What you say is absolutely true. Shot placement is the most important factor in killing anything ... but can you always count on a perfect shot?

Theoretically, you could kill a 300 lb boar with a .22 mag. But can you run for 3 miles flat out? A bear can run up a hill faster than you can go down. When you're dealing with something that is potentially dangerous ... shock power or stopping power should be one of your considerations.

EXAMPLE: Let's say some angry 300 lb. dude is coming after you with a baseball bat. Theoretically, you could kill him with a .25 cal. pistol ... but ... how much satisfaction would you get, knowing that he bled to death 4 hours later ... while you're laying on the floor with a head that looked like a pancake? [:(]

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RE: Ethical?I think NOT!!!!!!!!

Postby msbadger » Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:51 pm

[hr]Yes ... which is all the more reason to carry a back-up weapon ... my new first choice back up weapon after reading the Thread: Should Woman Be Jailed for Killing Fawn?
is a long handled shovel.

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Well then you may get mauled...for you left out the most deadly part of that weapon...the woman...[;)]

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RE: Ethical?I think NOT!!!!!!!!

Postby mightyfofaad » Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:40 am

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[hr]Yes ... which is all the more reason to carry a back-up weapon ... my new first choice back up weapon after reading the Thread: Should Woman Be Jailed for Killing Fawn?
is a long handled shovel.

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Well then you may get mauled...for you left out the most deadly part of that weapon...the woman...[;)]




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RE: Ethical?I think NOT!!!!!!!!

Postby MI Hunter » Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:37 pm

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A .270 might work, but my opinion is that anything under a .30 caliber bullet and you are pi$$ing in the wind. 100% agree that .308 is the minimum for black bears. .30-06 is better.  It doesn't make sense to be undergunned for something that could possibly take you out if the initial shot was not as good as it needed to be.

Jim


Might? A 270's more than adequate and is far from pi$$ing in the wind.   BB's aren't all that hard to kill as long as you choose the right bullet and place it where it needs to go.

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