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Old 07-27-2017, 08:00 PM
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So my new hunt club has a healthy population of bears on it.
I was looking at both archery hunting for them as well as Muzzleloading for them.
Would a 250 grain be enough stopping power for a Ga Black bear?
Or should I look at pushing up aound 300 grain?
I'm looking at the barnes spit-fire expander MZ.

What does everyone thing of this round?
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Old 07-27-2017, 08:34 PM
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250 gr is more than enough to plow through the largest of GA bears, especially with a copper solid. A 250 gr slug packs a big punch. That round is going to work just fine for you.
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Old 07-27-2017, 09:19 PM
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I'm with the Killer.

Use the same bullet you use for deer. The bears won't know the difference.
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Old 07-28-2017, 12:27 AM
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I shoot the same round out of my CVA Wolf and 250 grains is plenty. I had a complete pass through on a big sow this past spring that was quartering hard away. Barnes makes a quality bullet!
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Old 07-28-2017, 01:07 AM
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Deer take bullets better than bears. You will be more than okay with good shot placement!!!
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Old 07-28-2017, 07:46 AM
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Thanks for the input.
I felt like I would be ok with it, but its always nice to confirm.
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