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seaking11
01-16-2010, 04:00
I have a chance to go spring bear hunting in Canada. Need help on rifle selection;
caliber?
optics?
manufacture recommendations?
Hunting will be from a ground blind. According to guide, shots will be in the 50 to 75 yard range.
I have a 20 year old winchester model 70 in 30 06 with Leupold scope. It has the adjustable weight on the muzzle that was supposed to help accuracy but I disliked it so much at the range, I've never used it for actual hunting.
Thoughts?

mitchshrader
01-16-2010, 04:21
200 grain round tip bonded/partitioned, or 200 grain FMJ.

Shoot a fair bit getting ready, it'd be a lousy time to miss.

paynter2
01-16-2010, 06:39
Your 30-06 is perfect - so would any other caliber you would use for deer (243 to 7mm mag).

sourdough44
01-16-2010, 10:45
Your 30-06 is perfect, sight in at 50 yards with a quality 180 grn bullet.

Zombie Steve
01-17-2010, 11:57
We talking about black bear?

seaking11
01-18-2010, 17:18
We talking about black bear?

Yes, Black Bear.

Zombie Steve
01-18-2010, 17:30
Just making sure (hey, it's Canada).

Your '06 with darn near any 180 grain soft point should anchor one if you do your part.

seaking11
01-19-2010, 17:04
All, Thanks for all the great input! All I have to do now is convince the bride I'm deserving!

mitchshrader
01-19-2010, 17:09
There's an old saying, If you don't know what rifle to use, get a .30-06 and some 180 grain bullets, and sight it in with a battlefield zero (50/200 yards). What that won't kill, you didn't want dead anyway.

CanyonMan
01-19-2010, 20:17
As a former guide of 2 1/2 decades. Your '06 is fine my friend. Use a 180gr bullet, (SUGGESTION). You will be fine.......


Have fun
Good hunting.




Canyonman