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Old 12-23-2012, 11:35 AM
Fork Horn
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Allenton Wis.
Posts: 186

Your bullet is 1860 ft lbs. My son, 15 got a bear with his .270 Win this year, Load was 150 gr Hornady and 53 gr of imr 4350. I think it gives 2600 ft. lbs. The bullet went right through it @ 20 yds and went 20 ft. Bear was 206 gutted. I think a bullet that doesn't expand much will go through it too. Through the front shoulder, blew the heart apart and bullet went out the bottom. I knew several that shot bear with .243 Win. One old man swore by them. He shot a 300 lb. with a 87 Hornady, more of a varmint load. Another guy used .243 Win in British Cloumbia. At 200 yds he shot 2 in the 250 lb range, a moose and a dall sheep. There is no reason it won't work. P.S. I'm looking at the same gun she has for deer.
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