USA: West Virginia Black Bear Handgun Hunt

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Took this 152 pound boar hunting with dogs the first day of the December WV bear season. The revolver shown is a 6” Freedom Arms in .454 Casull. I used 300 grain bullets I cast from a Lyman 454629 mold. First shot in the chest under his chin and the second through the shoulders on his way down the tree.
 
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Good for you. Nice bear. Congrats
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What is the range for your handgun?
 

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What is the range for your handgun?

That particular one, I wouldn’t hesitate out to 100 yards. I’ve shot 5 gallon buckets to 300 yards with those.

Shot that bear at 35 feet as the dogs had him treed.
 

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I thought you might have to play quick draw at close range.
 

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