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20 gauge slug for black bear?

Old 06-25-2010, 06:17 AM
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Default 20 gauge slug for black bear?

How would a 20 gauge sabot slug be for black bear hunting. Most of these slugs have better ballistics than the .44 magnum, and tread on the heels of the .30-30; both of which are good black bear cartridges. Has anyone ever done this and what slugs would you recommend?
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Old 06-25-2010, 11:13 AM
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Over bait, a slug would probably be great.

None the less when I have the option of hunting with a rifle vs. a slug gun, I'll take a rifle 100% of the time, period!
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Old 06-25-2010, 04:53 PM
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A 20 ga slug in the right place on a bear will absolutely do the job.
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Old 06-26-2010, 02:28 PM
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Yes at close range it will be fine. I have seen a few bears taken with a 20ga but they were all over bait with a shot under 30 yds.
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