I have told myself after '09 spring black bear, that from there on if I shoot a black bear I will buy a gun instead of paying for the rug to be done. I gave that bear hide away to a forum member to try and self tan.
This coming spring I plan on shooting 2 black bears.
That is the issue. I have been buying items for my glock, new long slide and captured guide rods so far. Might get a new lower too from Lone Wolf when they come out. So I guess I will count this as my '09 bears gun. But really want a .22mag or .17hmr lever gun!
So the new lever gun could go as pre payment for the first '10 bear, I will shoot one for sure. Not so sure on the second bear though, first year it will be legal in the area and like to eat them so will give a good try. On the other bear gun I am thinking of a muzzeloader, never shot one and never owned one and will offer new permit opportunities, plus with the right manufacturer could get other barrels down the road. Also think a nice .223 or .22-250 would be nice to varmits to other adequet game. Again never owned either of the rifles. Ohh just remembered I also like the 6.8spc either in mini 14 or some bolt gun.
So just thinking out loud I guess. But would like to know what would be a good guns to purchase as I have not owned any of the listed above. Currently use the .375 ruger for everything and pack the G20 on the chest. Any advice will be taken graciously and considered. Thanks for any help!