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Only 2 choices as far as I'm concerned. The Brenneke or Brenneke-Rottwiel or for really BIG bears (or Water Buffalo, Rhino's or Elephants!!!) try some of those "Dixie Slugs", they weigh about 700+ grains and are hard cast and will penetrate more than any other slug I know of. The Dixie Slug "Tri-Ball" load has a lot of promise as a close deer load or a real stopper for bear. I think a slug for bear should be a full diameter slug, not a smaller diameter sabotted slug similar to a rifle bullet.....<><.... :grin:
 

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I'd concur with MSP Ret. Can't really go wrong with the Breneke. I have no experience with the Dixie slugs but I think if I was going to use a single shot shotgun for bear I'd take a closer look at them. I have no bear hunting experience and I do love my single shots but I think I'd have a big calibre revolver for backup.
 
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