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Best .35 For Bear

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by The-Reaver, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. The-Reaver

    The-Reaver Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. rule303

    rule303 Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. hardluk1

    hardluk1 member

    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.
  4. wheelgun6T9

    wheelgun6T9 Well-Known Member

    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
  5. snakeman

    snakeman Well-Known Member

    If it is black bear just use the heavy factory loads maybe even leverevolution. If a grizzly you need something bigger.
  6. PapaG

    PapaG Well-Known Member

    With a 35 Rem anything Remington loaded in them would be just fine....but I'd prefer the 200.
  7. mac66

    mac66 Well-Known Member

    Any of the current offerings would work on bear. I would however prefer the heavier bullets.
  8. d2wing

    d2wing Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing the heavier 200 gr are designed for tougher game than the lighter bullets and will penetrate better.
  9. Abel

    Abel Well-Known Member

  10. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    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.
  11. The-Reaver

    The-Reaver Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys been doing some research through out most of the day you guys helped out quite a bit.
  12. Lloyd Smale

    Lloyd Smale Well-Known Member

    a 35 rem with corelocks is an excellent black bear gun.
  13. 303tom

    303tom member

    I would go with the 200 gr. RN.........
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2013
  14. VA27

    VA27 Well-Known Member

    Another vote for the Remington 200gr Corelock.
  15. MachIVshooter

    MachIVshooter Well-Known Member

    My .35 cal is a .350 Rem Mag, but I would be using my 225 gr. Accubond load.

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