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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-17-2016, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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460 S&W for black bear?

Does anyone handgun hunt with a 460? Do you think the Hornady 200gr. SST would be enough for PA Black Bear? Everyone praises them for deer but not a word on anything else. Open to suggestions. thx
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Re: 460 S&W for black bear?

That round is used by some folks in Grizzly bear country for protection, so I would think at a reasonable distance it should handle a black bear.
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Re: 460 S&W for black bear?

460 is more than enough for black bear. I'd go a little heavier on the bullet if I had a choice though. I never quite understood those light 460 bullets. Most guys will never see the trajectory benefit because they'll never be shooting that far with a handgun. Lots of guys use 44mag to kill them on drives every year in PA.
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