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Bullets recovered from bear

Here are 4 of the bullets I was able to recover from a bear I shot this year. Just wondering what you guys think about the lack of expansion? I don't remember which was which, but 1 was lodged in the backbone, the rest went into the front shoulder area. I found 1 just in front of the liver when field dressing. I was shooting a Remington 7600, 30.06 carbine. Bullets are 150 grain Sierra Game Kings. Distance was 10 yards through laurel, so deflections may have been possible?

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I sure wouldn't use those bullets again. It should not take four 30-06 rounds to kill a black bear. It wasn;t the brush, those projectiles just did not expand.



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Very poor performance of a bullet.
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Game Kings have always done me great, thats very odd.
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i agree with john never used speer bullets and after seing that i wouldn't use them again. always used sierra or nosler bullets
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Did you hand load the rounds? At that range and with the lack of expansion the bullets should have passed through. Did someone load them for you and maybe load lighter loads? A full power 30-06 150 grain bullet should have been traveling at about 3000 fps. That should have been more than enough to expand a 150 grain 30 caliber bullet on a bear.
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I'd Get rid of them

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i agree with john never used speer bullets and after seing that i wouldn't use them again. always used sierra or nosler bullets
Not SPEER they were SIERRA

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Did you hand load the rounds? At that range and with the lack of expansion the bullets should have passed through. Did someone load them for you and maybe load lighter loads? A full power 30-06 150 grain bullet should have been traveling at about 3000 fps. That should have been more than enough to expand a 150 grain 30 caliber bullet on a bear.
They were handloads, but they were loaded the same time as probably another 300 rounds so I don't think thats the issue. I've shot 2 other bears, my dad has 2 bears and between the two of us and my brother all shooting the same load countless deer and have never had an issue with performance, until now.

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