Best .35 For Bear


January 9, 2012, 01:22 PM
If all you had was a .35 Remington and a bear strolled up to your camp attacking your loved ones.

What specific bullet, weight, design.
Would you want to be chambered in your rifle?

Thanks for the help.

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January 9, 2012, 01:28 PM
I am assuming we are talking about black bears? Use your regular deer hunting load, they aren't that hard to kill. I have seen them taken with a .243 100gr core-lokt DRT.

January 9, 2012, 01:33 PM
And keep a can or two of bear spray. It does work. Better than killing your friend try'n to shot a bear. Thats happen too.

January 9, 2012, 01:53 PM
Agree with the bear spray if it's in camp and on the kids. I recall that recent hunter shooting out west when hunter A killed hunter B as he was trying to get the bear to stop attacking. Can't recall names or exact location....

But - if a shooting has to occur... personally, I'd go with the 200 gr core-lokt.

Great round in the .35

- wheelgun6t9

January 9, 2012, 02:03 PM
If it is black bear just use the heavy factory loads maybe even leverevolution. If a grizzly you need something bigger.

January 9, 2012, 04:38 PM
With a 35 Rem anything Remington loaded in them would be just fine....but I'd prefer the 200.

January 9, 2012, 06:13 PM
Any of the current offerings would work on bear. I would however prefer the heavier bullets.

January 9, 2012, 06:56 PM
I'm guessing the heavier 200 gr are designed for tougher game than the lighter bullets and will penetrate better.

January 9, 2012, 07:13 PM
Anything 200 grain. But You can get the Buffalo Bore 220gr.

January 9, 2012, 07:36 PM
If you are sitting around waiting on a bear, bring a bigger gun. If it really happens, and what you have is the .35 Remington in a lever action, shoot it with what you have until it stops.

Having never shot a bear, I would have to ask people who actually have, but I bet the .35 Remington will do the job for a run of the mill black bear.

January 10, 2012, 12:18 AM
Thanks guys been doing some research through out most of the day you guys helped out quite a bit.

Lloyd Smale
January 10, 2012, 09:21 AM
a 35 rem with corelocks is an excellent black bear gun.

January 10, 2012, 12:21 PM
I would go with the 200 gr. RN.........

January 10, 2012, 08:50 PM
Another vote for the Remington 200gr Corelock.

January 10, 2012, 10:14 PM
My .35 cal is a .350 Rem Mag, but I would be using my 225 gr. Accubond load.

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