Ok orangello, what am I missing here? I mean with the bears.I really think anything less than a few hundred rounds of .22LR or .223 or some other squirrel caliber is too kind for a bear, but he may want the hide.
Don't they make some 200+grain rounds in 7.62x54mm?
http://www.chuckhawks.com/firearms_black_bear_hunting.htmSo I own a 30-30, 7.62x54r, and that is about it for rifles. I am however thinking about getting a 22inch 44mag barrel for my HR single shot. What would be my best bet for hunting?!?!
One caveat, I'd be sure to use bonded ammo to provide the best possible penetration. This might be tough to find in 30 30 win.In the case of short range black bear hunting, we have a lot of choices. For centerfire rifles, anything from a .270 Winchester or .30-30 with a heavy for caliber bullet on up is more than adequate