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Old 12-02-2008, 01:40 AM
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i have a mossberg atr 100 .30-06 rifle.....do you guys know if this can stop a bear that is within 20 yards with one shot....im afraid to shoot one and anger it. i want to make sure that if i shoot it, it drops dead instead of come charging at me? do you guys know?
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Old 12-02-2008, 03:06 AM
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.30-06 is adequate for black bear.
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Old 12-02-2008, 07:05 AM
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30-06 with the right bullet & a properly placed shot is adequate
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Old 12-02-2008, 07:29 AM
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I do not hunt black bears but we are seeing more and more around our hunting land here in Virginia. I was worried about not having enough gun if I had to do something about a black bear only having a 12 gauge and OO buck. Well the other day after the first hunt and heading back to lunch a guy in m club came up to me and told me that the he went on a bear hunt 5 years ago and all of the guys in this bear club use shotguns except 2 that use 30-30s. He killed a 310 lb black bear at 35 yards with OO buck only 2 shots. They killed 8 bear that weekend and all were killed by shotgun, that made me feel better about a bear encounter.
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:16 AM
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30-06 = Dead Bear. Just about any good whitetail round will be good for Black Bears.
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:28 AM
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Of course it is. But if you want to gaurantee you'll drop a bear on the spot, you'll need to break him down by shooting through the shoulders,or hit the head, neck or spine.
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