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5 years 45 weeks ago, 9:36 AM

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I am going to buy a Tikka T3 in 270 caliber,but I am not sure if I should buy the 270 or the 270 WSM.I hunt deer and small game in Maryland,but I may try a bear hunt sometime and I was not sure if 270 was enough or go with the 270 WSM

5 years 45 weeks ago, 11:44 AM

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Ya should go with a rifle in .300 or 308 for bear.

5 years 45 weeks ago, 12:30 PM

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.308 for bear?

I would feel more comfortable with something a little larger.

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5 years 45 weeks ago, 1:24 PM

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Although I have not been drawn for grizzly, the other bear, lion, elk, and deer that I have killed have been with 300 win mag and on occasion a bow and arrow. Shot placement people, shot placement.

of course the arrows were from hazard county... ;)

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5 years 45 weeks ago, 5:30 PM

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Mr. Moore

I would go with the 300 Win Mag with a 190 grain bullet. The 308 Winchester would work to. I don't like the 270 round. Stay away from the WSM rounds they will cost you more.

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5 years 45 weeks ago, 6:55 PM

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Moore

I would listen to fordvg he is right when he says to stay away from the WSM rounds. The .300 will perfom awesome for you with anything you might want to hunt.

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5 years 45 weeks ago, 7:28 PM

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Tikka t3

The Tikka T3 is a great rifle. My wife fires one in 25-06. Although the 270 is enough gun to take black bear i think either a 300 win mag or 7mm rem mag are far better rounds. I have shot many black bear with my 7mm firing a 140gr remmington cor-lock. My wife took her 1st black bear with her 25-06.Like Clintlebo says its shot placement. Having lived, guided and hunted up in Northern Canada all my life, Black bears, even big ones are not very hard to kill with a well placed shot. Grizzly are a whole nother story though.

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5 years 45 weeks ago, 8:27 PM

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tikkas

i am biased, i like tikkas. i have a.223 and a .308. the 270 is a good deer rifle but like the guys said it's not really a bear caliber. .308 or 30-06 would be good. don't buy a short magnum.

5 years 45 weeks ago, 8:40 PM

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300 win mag or larger

300 win mag or larger

5 years 45 weeks ago, 8:44 PM

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long range bears?

a 12 ga. slug works great on bears. 45-70 marlin 405 grain projectile or a souped up 300 grain. 300 win mags .338's? those are elk/moose calibers.

5 years 45 weeks ago, 9:19 PM

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a 12 ga for protection while fishing due to the limited range. Black bears are considered pests up here and you can get 4 tags a year for them but griz are l.e.d. I have shot about 40 to 50 of the bastards and 3 grizz and i can tell you from experience you dont need much gun to do it(except for griz), just a well placed shot. As for elk and moose, i have never used anything bigger than a 300 win mag. Took most with my 7mm rem mag. with 140 gr. When i used to guide alot of American hunters would come up with calibers way too big for them, thinking that is what they needed for black bear/moose/elk. Many of them could not shoot them well due to the recoil. No offence to my American brothers.

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