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    I am going to shoot a black bear at around 25 yards my 375hh is currently loaded with 350 grain woodlieghs psp at 2400 fps this is a very tough bullet and on a black bear may act like a solid should i use a 300 nosler partition instead since it will potentially open up more.

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    I would probably use something in the 270 grain variety. I reload with 270 grain TSX and really like them.
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    Not necessarily the same thing, but I have dropped ~7 Bull moose all over 45in over the years In one shot with 250 Grain Remington Core-Lokt. Never have shot a bear with that though..

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    I killed a brown bear last year with the 270gr TSX.
    That's the first animal I've taken with a Barnes.
    I'd never hunt a big bear with anything else! I was extremely impressed!


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    Not so sure anything loaded into a .375 won't work on a black bear at that range. A partition or Accubond would be my pick, but that's really my pick for anything in recent years regardless of range or cartridge.

    Your Woodleigh may not expand, but that's still a very big hole that will certainly exit.
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    My thinking is expanding bullets with more shock these are not real big black bears so I think even the barnes 270 might be to tough

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbear View Post
    My thinking is expanding bullets with more shock these are not real big black bears so I think even the barnes 270 might be to tough
    Any of the standard cup and cores (Corelokt, Hot Cor) or a Partition will give you some expansion and almost certainly exit. This isn't a particularly challenging shooting scenario of the .375- just poke Yogi through the front end and let nature do the rest.
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    You could also use a Hornady 270 interlock.

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    A few years ago I shot a small black bear with a 286 grain partition in my 9.3 x 62. Ballistically the 9.3 and the 375 are pretty similar. Similar velocities and the 9.3 is a 366 caliber. The partition worked as it should and the bear didn't make it 15 feet from where I shot her. That being said I wished I had used my 30-06 or taken a neck shot with the 9.3. There was a tremendous amount of damage to the front quarters. I think the 375 will be a little overkill unless you're talking about a big prince of Wales black bear, but just my thoughts on it. Good luck


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    It is overkill i have a friend hunting from missouri and because there are browns he wants to carry the biggest gun i have. I offered an 06 or 350 mag and he wants bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbear View Post
    It is overkill i have a friend hunting from missouri and because there are browns he wants to carry the biggest gun i have. I offered an 06 or 350 mag and he wants bigger.
    I don't blame him for that. I have seen black bears killed with a 357 mag. The 270 interlock will leave a softball size hole on the opposite side. I hit a whitetail once with the 375 at 30 yards with one. It's neck was missing, so was it's right front shoulder and a piece of the right side. A small strip of fur kept it's head from being detached. No one can put a size amount on a person's piece of mind.

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    Overkill? What does that mean? You kill something to dead?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRWNBR View Post
    Overkill? What does that mean? You kill something to dead?
    Ha, those little 375's!!! Just a step below a 416. Right Jake? Ruark said use enough gun, so carry on with the 375

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