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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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Bear load recommendations

Looking for some bear load recommendations for October MZLoader season. The gun I’m using is a TC Triumph.50 cal. I will be hunting state forest land in southern Potter County, shots will be within 100 yards most likely. Thanks all!
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I have a 50 cal TC ProHunter. I will be shooting the below(290 grain) loaded with 110 grains of BH209. Very accurate out of TC's 1-28 bbls.

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Agree with Loggy. Stan
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I think the solid Barnes is a good choice. I shoot their sabotes bullets in a 20 gauge hunting Michigan and have had great success shooting large heavy bucks with them. I have delibertly shot 2 broadside right on the point of the shoulder trying to recover a bullet but it shoots through them every time. Should be good for adequate penetration on a bear. Let us know if you use one how it worked on a bear.
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I have killed quite a few deer with the Barnes' Spit-Fire T-EZ 290 grainers and always got good expansion coupled with complete pass through irregardless of hit(direct shoulder etc). What really impresses me is their consistent accuracy. Hoping to get a crack at a bear this year!!

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I also have a similar question. My father in law will be letting me use his TC Omega X7 in-line for beer season. He has a bunch of 777 powder that will be coming with it. Looking for a place to start with charges and what weight/projectile to use for bear?
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777 works well but Blackorn 209 burns much cleaner and you don't have to clean between shots.Anything between 90 and 100 gr would be fine.As far as bullets,Barnes like Loggy mentioned or a shockwave.Any bullet that shoots good will work at that velocity but I'd stay away from powerbelts.It doesn't take a magic bullet to kill a bear.As long as it penetrates and you hit the right spot,you'll be fine.
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Thanks for the feedback all.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-14-2019, 11:46 PM
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I'm using Barnes Expander MZ in mine. I've probably killed a dozen or so deer with them over past handful of years and have no complaints. I'd agree with Doug and stay away from powerbelts.

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Out of my T/C Triumph... 2 pellets of Triple 7 magnums with a 250gr. Barnes T-EZ....Shot a bear at 40 yards with this and it took two steps and took a nap
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