- Dec 10, 2006
- Reaction score
I'm in the process of developing a defensive bear load for my 454 and have been testing 370 Grain CP WLFN CG's and 22 grains of W296 with CCI SR primers. The load is surprisingly mild and relatively accurate for a gun with such a short barrel as my Ruger Alaskan. I do not own a chrony so I don't know the velocity. Since I can comfortably shoot this load all day should I stop here or work my way up to maximim case capacity? Are there any advantages to shooting through a bear rather than through the vitals only? It seems like the energy transfer would be greater if there was not full penetration. Am I off the mark on this one?