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    Default Black Bear Loads

    I would appreciate any feedback on .270 Win and .300 Ultra Mag loads.

    My son usually shoots Remington 150 grain Core-Lokt Soft Point ammo in his .270 for elk. On Federal's website they recommend the Federal Vital-Shok 150 grain Nosler Partition for black bear.

    I usually shoot Remington Premier 180 grain Swift Scirocco Bonded in my .300 Ultra Mag for elk. Federal has three recommendations in their Vital-Shok: 180 grain Trophy Bonded Bear Claw, 180 grain Barnes Triple Shock X-Bullet, 200 grain Nosler Partition.

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    Maynard Reece Byrd
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    180 grain swifts or barnes would be hard to beat for the .300ultra mag.

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    If your son usually shoots the 150 core-lokt, that is what he should use for black bear. The same goes for you - shoot what you're used to and what you know is accurate out of your gun. Black bears are not difficult to kill with proper shot placement.

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    No reason to change loads for either rifle, each will do the job well provided shot placement ( as with any projectile) is correct.

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    The 150 Core-Lokt is a fine bullet for the .270 No reason to change to more expensive "premium" bullets.
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    Default Jack OConnor would say .270 Win.

    I agree with Brian M. the .270 will work just fine on a blackie. I've shot one bear with a .270 that stole a beaver carcus so fast I couldn't put an arrow into him. After switching weapons, I got the beaver carcus back.

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