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Id say the 160gr Nosler Partition or the 150gr Hornady SST.
i know a 130gr Partition will do some nasty damage on a hog, never got to shoot a blackbear tho.
 

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I have heard many folks using 243s on blackbear... So 270 would be fine IMO.. I think bullet type is more important than bullet weight though.
 

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swift a frame or a nosler partition would be my vote... keep a 45 on your hip with some HOT loads for just in case.
 

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130 or 150 shopuld do the job. Killed one with a 215 gr .303 British bullet and one witha 150 gr .30-30 bullet. They died easily. The bears were in new York's Adirondack Mountians.

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Dang I thought this was going to be an ole miss bashing thread
 

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I have killed many bears while living in Alaska. They have heavy muscle. The difference between a bear and a deer is you want to break the shoulder of the bear...so he wont run off into thick brush. Tracking a wounded bear in thick brush can become spiritual quickly.

With that being said-they are not bullet proof. Use a heavy for caliber premium bullet and you will be fine. IF I were using a .270 I would look at the Barnes TSX bullet and feel very confident.

Please dont shoot a small one like over at Bass Pro Shop. They have one on dispaly there that is smaller than a black lab..If the ears are small in proportion to the head you are looking at a good bear. If the ears look small, you are looking at a very young bear.

Spring bears make great sausage!
 

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My friend was living in south Carolina and only had a 270 he has since moved back to mississipi and is in the process of getting a bigger gun
 
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