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Thread: Which .44 Bullet for Bear?

  1. #21
    Boolit Master
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    any bullet with a wide flat nose over 240 grains will kill a bear out of a 44 mag if hit right. I like my hunting bullets to be about 1-16 tin-lead

  2. #22
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    290 grain GC LBT bullet made short work of large Ontario black bear.

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    44 mag
    Lee 310 GC PC'd with HF yellow
    1 shot, bang flop

  4. #24
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    Nathan,
    Your 44 load made short work of a nice bear!

    Thanks, Dinny
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check