Thursday, July 29, 2010
Smallest Acceptable Calibers for Bear Hunting
Shot Placement - Due to the relatively few weaknesses in a bear's defenses, it is vital hunters be aware that shot placement is much more important than caliber selection. The necessity to accurately hit a relatively small area directly behind the bruin's shoulder is of critical first importance. To accomplish this task, hunters must be well acquainted with how their rifle's optics function and ensure they are consistently accurate through regular shooting practice. All of the major ammunition companies carry high-end ammunition that can be effectively matched to your particular rifle and the distance you anticipate shooting.
Ammo Selection - Hunters need to select ammunition that is capable of successfully entering the bear’s chest cavity and providing enough devastation to its heart and lungs to rapidly cause a fatal amount of damage. This is possible by selecting a bullet that possesses attributes that allow it to expand and penetrate effectively. Favorites include Nosler’s Partition, Federal’s Barnes Triple Shot X or Remington’s Core Lokt.