Best Black Bear Rounds and Bullets (Randy Newberg’s Picks)

We here at LocaCarnivore love to hunt bear.  They are a supreme challenge in spot and stalk states, and magnificent, powerful animals.  Plus, they’re tasty–real tasty.

We’ve published several pieces in the past on bear gear, as well as dangerous game rifles and cartridges, such as these two favorites.

Loaded for Bear: The Saga Continues [Exclusive]

Use Enough Gun: Why You Should Bring a Big-Bore to a Bear Hunt

If you haven’t gotten the 411 yet, black bears are dangerous game.  Any animal which can kill you is, by definition, dangerous game.

While our staff has their own preferences about bear guns, we decided to share some thoughts on the subject from ace hunter, Randy Newberg.  Randy’s opinions are quite valid, and we agree with them in the main, on bullets in particular.  We would add the bigger bores to his list, though.  In particular, the most versatile cartridge ever designed, the .375 H&H Magnum.  Otherwise, we’re on the same page here.

Without further ado, here are Randy’s bear rounds.


Other helpful stories you’ll like:

Bear Hunting is Dangerous Game Hunting [Insane Bear Charge Video]

The Best Bear Defense Handgun

Handheld Howitzers (.454 Casull, .460 S&W, .480 Ruger, .500 S&W)

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