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I have a chance to go bear hunting (black bear). I finally got a chance to see what the 45-70 will do. I also will take the ruger BH 45 colt just for back-up. There will NOT be any boiler room shot! Anything that can have me for lunch will definitely get a head shot. I'm using 300 gr. sp's being pushed by 50 gr. of IMR 4198 with a vel. of 2020fps. The BH is loaded with 25.0 gr of Lil Gun pushing a 250 gr rn. If'n I get a shot with the mouth open I hope to take the top of his head off. Sorry boys, any dangerous game I hunt will always get a head shot!

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Shot distance should only be around 50 yds at the max!
 

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If your going to make a rug from the hide the head shot will be fine as the head on the floor is just something to trip over . ::) but don't discount a good heart / lung shot with either as both bullets will do a great job , also most don't eat the head so there will be no meat loss that way . ;)

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Your logic is flawed. No guide if you were using one would allow you to take a head shot bad idea. Put that bullet where the bear lives in the heart/lungs for the first shot then you KNOW you've got a dead bear. Some suggest breaking a shoulder or both as well which will also get into the lungs with bullet and/or bone fragments.

Head shots are mighty easy to mess up and only wound not kill and then you'll have a dangerous critter pissed off and looking for someone to get even with.
 
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