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Is 30-30 big enough for bear in PA.?

Is a 30-30 big enough for bear in PA?

You just shot an unarmed man. Well he should have armed himself!!! Clint Eastwood.
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Re: Is 30-30 big enough for bear in PA.?

Very effective although some feel the need for a larger weapon.
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Very effective although some feel the need for a larger weapon.
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Re: Is 30-30 big enough for bear in PA.?

I would use it if I wanted to hunt bear, and think nothing of it.

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Re: Is 30-30 big enough for bear in PA.?

The .30-30 is plenty of gun for black bear in PA. I use a Marlin 336C in .30-30 with a Bushnell Banner 4X shotgun scope and Hornady 160 gr. LeverEvolution ammo. This rig shoots 1" groups at 100 yards. Good luck!

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Re: Is 30-30 big enough for bear in PA.?

Several years ago, the biggest black bear at the time was taken with a .30-30 up in the FE Walter Dam area.

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Re: Is 30-30 big enough for bear in PA.?

I've seen a 385lbs bear killed with a .243

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Re: Is 30-30 big enough for bear in PA.?

The 30-30 is fine, however if I am hunting on public land I always go over gunned because I want to stop it quickly and try avoid confrontations with other hunters over who killed the animal.

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Re: Is 30-30 big enough for bear in PA.?

It,s only been doing it long before all of these mega cals have existed.
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