Hello, I am new to the forum. I just wanted some input regarding ammo selection for black bear hunting in NY state (typically anywhere from 200-400lbs). I will be using a ground blind or stalking; the use of bait for big game hunting is illegal in the state. Are Winchester Super-X 180 gr. silvertips adequate for busting a shoulder and doing the job well provided I do mine? I have some of this ammo on hand (30-06 bolt-action), is it necessary to spend $45. for a box of Federal Trophy bonded tips or $50. for Winchester Supreme Elites or other premium bullets for this task? Also if you don't mind, do you recommend using a bore guide when cleaning with a Tipton one piece rod and a brass cleaning jag, in order to prevent damaging the chamber/rifling? I thank you all in advance for your thoughts/ suggestions.
Question by cardo111. Uploaded on April 17, 2009