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Hello, I am new here and the black bear hunting. I am using a Taurus Raging Bull with a 6.5 inch barrel. I was wondering if anyone has tried the 480 roger using a 325 gr. bullet on black bear. Is it enough for a good clean kill?

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I have a SRH 480 and if a well placed shot wont stop what your after
get a rifle that will. I use Hornadys 325gr. ammo right now and it will
go through a 6x6 post. For whitetail should be no problem.
Alot of others that have the 480 use a little heavier load and I
believe they have very good results also.
If the 325gr wont stop it get a rifle.
 

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I haven't got any game with that size bullet yet. But here is some load data for you.

325 XTP 1100 1200 1300 1400 1450fps 1500
Vh N110 17.00 18.6 20.3 21.9
2400 16.6 18.5 20.5 22.5
AA#9 16.4 18.6 20.8 23.0
Lil Gun 16.1 18.6 21.2 23.7 24.9
H 110 19.8 21.7 23.6 25.5 26.4 27.3
Win 296 20.1 22.3 24.4 26.6 27.7
IMR 4227 22.1 23.5 25.4

325 gold Dot 27.0 H110 1280fps
325 XTP 25.6 H110 1200fps
325 XTP factory 1310fps

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I would not hesitate to shoot blac bear with a .44 mag. Most guy who hunt them with dogs use the .357. Brown bears are another story, I would use nothing less than a .550 for them.
 
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