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frankfrank Posts: 13,292 AG
the hunt is on


  • coldaircoldair Posts: 11,490 AG
    state wide?
  • lilwoodylilwoody Posts: 1,708 Captain
    Depends on shot placement. My son took this 375 lb TN bear with a single head shot from a 1894 Marlin 44 mag stoked with Hornady Leverevolution. Head shot you could get away with a 158 gr JFP 357. Double lung with a 45/70 you might be chasing it for a long way. Any thing below the diaphram, with anything less than a magnum rifle starting with .300 or better you better pack a lunch.
    "Those who will trade freedom for security will have neither".
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