I used my 14" 30/30 year before last, took a 500 pounder. I was using 150 grain Hornady's and a near max dose of 3031, it seemed to shoot best for me. I'd probably go with 170 grains if I was planning on it again. Since then though I have been using my 45/70, seemed like a better idea and did the job real nice on my bear this year. 8) 8)
I always hunt with a 45cal H+K strapped to my hip in addition to my rifle or TC Contender. Its like that old saying things you see when you don't have a gun. Well I like to carry two.
People out west wear bells arround there necks when they are hiking to scare away the bears. That makes it easy to to the diference between Grizzly bear crap and Black bear crap. The Grizzly crap has the bells in it.
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