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    Default Best .270 Bullet for Black Bear

    My father-in-law refuses to shoot anything other than his trusted .270Win (which is fine), but we're heading to POW for bears this spring and he's wondering what bullet he should be shooting.

    I first thought was either a 150gr NP or a 140gr TBBC.

    What are your thoughts?

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    Black bears are very thin skined. If you take a double lung shot any bullet will be fine!

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    I've always used the 150gr NP loaded by Federal, works great on everything from deer to elk to black bears to interior grizz.

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    150 Nosler Partition, gonna be loading mine this weekend for spring bear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomM View Post
    150 Nosler Partition, gonna be loading mine this weekend for spring bear.
    Spring bear this weekend??? Where are you from?

    Hmmmm, never mind, being a little dyslexic...

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    Back to the thread... one vote for 130 E-Tips.

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    150 NP
    140 Accubond

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    Any of the tougher bullets out of a 270win will work. I like the 130gr TSX out of my 270win. Break bones. (shoulder shot)

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    Thumbs up I'll second 270ti

    130 gr Triple Shock X

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    what ever you use for deer... will work fine. Blackies are easy to kill and have small bones.. thats why you can use expandable broadheads on them unlike moose or goats here in AK... if rim fires were allowed for big game a hollow point 22 behind the ear would be perfect...

    i use a soft nose bulllet for all game up here.. all your shots will be under 150 yards so... range is not that important.. i used a 338 once... spent as much to get the leg sewn back on as i did for the rug.

    270 is a great round... i like the Managed recoil in 140 for the kids... but in short what you shoot out of it now will work fine...
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    Default triple shox

    triple shox

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    Default many choices......

    If you hand load I would look at the 140 grain Barnes X and 150 grain Nosler Partition. Either one will work just fine. They are probably available in factory loads. With any big bear 2 shots are better then one, etc. The .270 Winchester is an American classic!

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    Here's a 270 140 accubond out of a POW bear.


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    I use the cheap 130 gr bullets out of the wife's .270. I can not remember what brand, but they are about $20.00 a box.

    This round has killed black bears, bou, and moose. Every one of the critters dropped dead in less than 20 meters.

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    150 NP would be my choice seconded by the TSX of the same grain.

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    Thumbs up 150's

    Been using 150gr NP because my gun shoots them the best. I kinda like a little heavier bullet anyways. We've taken moose, blackies, caribou, elk, blacktail and grizz. No need for any changes here, it works great.

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