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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-05-2012, 04:09 AM Thread Starter
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Cabelas HSM Bear Load Ammo


Good article in May 2012 Gun Test magazine on self defense bear loads...You want one that will penetrate deep!!!!
Summer hunts and foray for shrooms in the deep woods. You be surprised sometimes what comes to your predator calling in the summer time... Everything picks on rabbits.. This ammo will give you a last defense for black bears sows should they come to your call with their cubs..It does happen... Use good stuff in your hand guns then!!

http://www.cabelas.com/ammo-hsm-bear...munition.shtml
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-22-2012, 04:49 PM
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Re: Cabelas HSM Bear Load Ammo

I agree. I'm using buffalo bore 305 gr Hard Cast for bear protection. I want something that will go completely through a bruin.

Looks like another good option.
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Re: Cabelas HSM Bear Load Ammo

I've called one black bear in while predator hunting with an electronic wounded rabbit call. I just yelled "hey bear!"...and the bear left, not an inch of "penetration" was even needed. This is par for the course for all of my black bear experiences in Pa. I never needed a gun but I always have at least a 22 on my hip or nowadays my favorite Ruger 3 screw 44Spl. Never got eaten yet. Black bear are not as dangerous as that <span style="font-weight: bold">ammo company </span>wants you to think...I've had more bad run ins with raccoons than any bear...I thank God for the opportunity to see them in the wild.
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Re: Cabelas HSM Bear Load Ammo

buffalo bore equals extreme recoil.................
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Re: Cabelas HSM Bear Load Ammo

Now that all depends on the black bear... I have called in three so far when predator hunting. One was growling at me. So I will continue to carry bear ammo and bear spray too..I stopped calling and ever so slowly walked away. However just like man the mammal.. All bears are not created equal...
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Re: Cabelas HSM Bear Load Ammo

Just looking at this black bear ammo in the 45 Long Colt and the 357 Mag. Nothing more then a chunk of lead? This is suppose to go deeper then regular jacketed bullets. I'm sure this bear ammo is made at a higher velocity. However you would think something more streamline would penetrate deeper. what I do need to do is go to the charts and check the energy and velocity of jacketed vs lead.
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Re: Cabelas HSM Bear Load Ammo

Hard Cast + Speed is the way to go for bear.
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