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What's your ideal bear cartridge?

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  • centermass556centermass556 Senior Member Posts: 3,575 Senior Member
    I late to this... but a lot of folks in Alaska went with .338 win mag. A good number went with 30/06 or .308.

    I know of no one that went with anything less than those. I am sure someone may have, but no one I ever heard off.




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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,750 Senior Member
    Eda Goering was born in 1938, and was seven when WW 2 ended. How old was she when Sauer gave her the gun? She was mighty young to be shooting a shotgun!
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Swampland, FLAPosts: 5,100 Senior Member
    Gene L wrote: »
    Eda Goering was born in 1938, and was seven when WW 2 ended. How old was she when Sauer gave her the gun? She was mighty young to be shooting a shotgun!

    It might have been given to her father as a present for her birth, not at all unusual, how many of us have got something for our kids before they were old enough to use them ?

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Senior Member Posts: 2,725 Senior Member
    Now look, Fellas! Can't you tell I was just concockting up a BIG LIE? :jester:
    give me 2-3 drinks of Jack Daniels etc----

    The little SXS is what I said it was, and everything I said about it is the truth, but as far as being given to Edda, that's just BS! She is just 20 days older than I, and she did go to South Africa as a lot of families of former top-ranking Nazis did, but naturally I never knew her! Did go to forestry school with the son of the concentration camps administrative officer who was sentenced at Nuremburg, and that was right there at your back door in Athen, Gene! (And Wambli....that's ATHENS, Ga., not Tennessee or Alabama!)
  • surehuntsalotsurehuntsalot New Member Posts: 7 New Member
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 28,060 Senior Member
    my 35 Whelen
    That would work.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    That would work.

    Oh and how it would work. Great choice!
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Then I'll have to bring some Jack D to the shoot! :cool2:

    Yeah, IF you would have made it to the shoot!

    Hey, I'm only joking. You had good reason not to be there. I was sad that I didn't get to meet you OR Rich, but there'll be other SE shoots and I plan on being at them. However, I WILL have a driving partner next time. No more 14 hour solo flights for me.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    Either Jerry or maybe Alec have photos....I'm too "electronically challenged" to figure out how to make and post photos, and as simple as it sounds, I just can't remember how to do it.

    Iffin you don't do it at least a couple times a week it's freaking easy to forget how.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    SIGgal wrote: »
    In New Jersey, bear hunting is by permit only, and the permit is issued via a lottery system. Hunting bear is by bow or shotgun also. I would be a little scared to attempt a bear hunt with a bow, but would be ok with 12ga loaded with 3" slugs. I do know many people who hunt black bear effectively with a 30-30. I assume that I would be comfortable with a .308 in this situation being a 300 pond bear isn't really big.

    I've heard they claim the weakest bear is 7 times stronger than the strongest man. I have no clue who came up with that estimate, but I get from that a bear is substantially stronger than a man. If I'm after bear it's a .30-06 or bigger for me. I like my 9.3x62 with bullets of at least 250 grain minimum. I've killed one animal with that rifle, a 100 pound Spike Buck White Tail. He crumpled. The exit wound was silver dollar size.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Western PAPosts: 8,233 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    I've heard they claim the weakest bear is 7 times stronger than the strongest man. I have no clue who came up with that estimate, but I get from that a bear is substantially stronger than a man. If I'm after bear it's a .30-06 or bigger for me. I like my 9.3x62 with bullets of at least 250 grain minimum. I've killed one animal with that rifle, a 100 pound Spike Buck White Tail. He crumpled. The exit wound was silver dollar size.

    She is correct.

    Like I posted on page 1, 11 out of the largest 20 black bears taken have been taken in PA and there are a lot of guys head out with 243's. The 32 Spl was designed to be a upgrade for the 30-30 as a bear cartridge. Pound for pound the avg kitten will kick Chuck Norris's butt. Doesnt mean stuff wont fall over if you put holes in the plumbing and HVAC.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    She is correct.

    Like I posted on page 1, 11 out of the largest 20 black bears taken have been taken in PA and there are a lot of guys head out with 243's. The 32 Spl was designed to be a upgrade for the 30-30 as a bear cartridge. Pound for pound the avg kitten will kick Chuck Norris's butt. Doesnt mean stuff wont fall over if you put holes in the plumbing and HVAC.

    That's great, have fun. If you see me out after bear you won't have to ask the cartridge my rifle is chambered in. It's going to be 9.3x62 or larger. Remember, Crap Happens.

    :nono:.....:silly:.....:tooth:.....:jester:
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
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