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Ammo recommendation for black bear with 7mm Mag?
Cheetoh734 Posts: 714 Senior Member
My buddy is going for black bear in a couple of weeks. Using a 7mm mag. He's used to archery so he's looking for the right ammo for up to a 300lb black bear. Thanks guys.
For the money, I would try the last two first and see if they shoot acceptably...
I am also a Federal Fusion fan, as mentioned above. If they shoot well in his gun, at normal black bear distance, I go for them.
But, I've never killed a bear. Don't think of the black variety as being overly tough as to be bullet proof, but I'm speculating.
I never even saw a bear, though, so I don't have any experiences to share. However, I have taken elk, mule deer and pronghorn with this same load and it was simply a matter of me making the shot.
If you don't reload, and can't find any factory ammo that uses this bullet, I agree with those who like the heavy for caliber, stoutly constructed bullets. For 7 mag, I would go with at least 160 grain bullets, preferrably 175.
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