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Posted: July 08 2017 at 1:53pm | IP Logged Quote REM1875

Every ones knows that you use 32 Win Spl on bear and 30-
30 on deer--- it was settled science over a century
ago....


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Well ya, but I'm bucking the trend and going with the .30-30 for bear this year. Or my son is anyway...

I'm sticking with the .375 Ruger Number One. I like it!

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Posted: July 08 2017 at 5:28pm | IP Logged Quote M700

REM1875 wrote:
More reading on handloading for the 375 H&H

https://gundigest.com/gear-ammo/ammunition/handloading-
375-hh-magnum


Nice article, thanks!

I've been loading for the .375 H&H for 8 years now, and have shot three black bears with it. I've always used the 260 gr Nosler Accubond on bear in the past, but that bullet has been fairly elusive in the last two years.

This year I'm going with the old-fashioned 270 gr round-nose Hornady, and am sure it will do a mighty fie job.

Yes, I heartily endorse RL-15 for the 260/270 gr bullets and H4350 for the 300's.

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Posted: July 08 2017 at 5:46pm | IP Logged Quote REM1875

Heretic-rumour has it that the 30-30 can be used in a
pinch on bear (like there is that much difference
between the 32 Win Spl and the 30-30 Win) Obviously
there is more deer hunters than bear hunters which
accounts for more 30-30s than 32 Win Spl.
(I got to admit deer is lot more tasty than bear.....)


I really like the Hornady and Remington round noses
but they are all being replaced by flex tips and I am
not overjoyed with their performance. Penetration is
nice but some times that big old mushroom is what ya
want......... However I doubt that is much of a
problem with that 375 H&H which I can only conjecture
about since I have no experience with that one........

However if ya get over this way brings some extra ammo
as I am always willing to learn more.....

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Posted: July 09 2017 at 6:37am | IP Logged Quote richhodg66

The .32 Special is a good one too, and might technically be a slightly better performer than the .30-30 with cast. I shot a small doe with one using my cast loads a couple of years ago and in terms of exit hole and looking inside afterwards, terminal performance was very good, I seriously doubt the standard 170 grain jacketed loads would have done any better.

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Posted: July 10 2017 at 6:17am | IP Logged Quote M700

Only three weeks from bear season now...
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Posted: July 10 2017 at 10:51am | IP Logged Quote STCM(SW)

doesn't start here till the 1st of September... :(

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Posted: July 10 2017 at 10:57am | IP Logged Quote M700

Ya, but you've got GREAT bear hunting over there...

That's where young John and I have taken our black bears... This year, we're trying around here again, as I've seen more bears over here, in my area, the past couple of years.

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Go deep into the woods. Keep your nose in the wind and go get em! Hit em with the howitzer or the levergun. Just be safe and enjoy the hunt together! That's what counts....

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Thanks Old Ranger!

My sons are both adults anymore, but are good guys and we enjoy our time together when we can.

Youngest one is 26 and hunts with me every year:


Oldest son is 30, and he loves to explore the mountains and deserts in his very nicely set up Jeep:


I think it's great that as they've grown, they still like spending time with ol' Dad.

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My oldest son just got out of the Marine Corps and is back home now. He hasn't deer hunted in over five years. I'm probably going to put him on my honey hole tree stand a few times with a muzzle loader or his favorite Marlin .30-30 this year.

Youngest son went out with me for the first time in quite a few years. Only about three or four hours, I set him up on a tall bluff overwatching the point they exit the trees in that natural funnel where I have that honey hole stand (youngest does not like to get in trees for some reason). It was pretty much a gimme he was gonna get one, I'd been watching that spot all through the archery season, but it was a beautiful day and good to be out with him.

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"My sons are both adults anymore, but are good guys and we enjoy our time together when we can.

Youngest one is 26 and hunts with me every year: "

Now, Guy when it's the grandson that age like I have, you know your getting old!
Don't know if he's going to make it this year or not with that collage learning and work...
Trying to shame him after I took that buck with his rifle last year.

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Posted: July 12 2017 at 9:27am | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

I hear ya Nick. Got a couple like that myself, and grand nephews that age. No wonder I feel lousy at times, I got old!

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Posted: July 19 2017 at 12:14pm | IP Logged Quote M700

Heading to the range with the "bear rifles" tomorrow morning. With a little luck, my son will be able to accompany me and get some practice with that 30-30 lever action Glenfield!

Looking forward to it.

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