Outdoor Skills - Hunting Q&A

I'm going on a black bear hunt with friends and would like to use my .270, but they insist it doesn't shoot heavy enough bullets. What's your opinion?

Field & Stream Online Editors

That business about the .270 not shooting heavy enough bullets for this or that has been going on since the .270 came out in 1925. There may have been some truth to the claim back then, because bullets were not as strong as they are now and didn't always give enough penetration. But with the bullets we have today, not so. Use Winchester's 140-grain Fail Safe loads and collect yourself a bear.