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, 12:28 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, 12:33 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, 12:53 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
January 9, 2012, 01:03 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, 03:38 PM
With a 35 Rem anything Remington loaded in them would be just fine....but I'd prefer the 200.
January 9, 2012, 05:13 PM
Any of the current offerings would work on bear. I would however prefer the heavier bullets.
January 9, 2012, 05:56 PM
I'm guessing the heavier 200 gr are designed for tougher game than the lighter bullets and will penetrate better.
January 9, 2012, 06:13 PM
Anything 200 grain. But You can get the Buffalo Bore 220gr.