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Offline billythekidrock

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Shot placement for black bears.
« on: June 07, 2009, 09:06:32 AM »
Here are some images of shot placement. They were taken from the IBEF pdf file that you can find here. http://www.nbef.org/  
It has a lot of great information for both archery and rifle bear hunters.

Overhead view of shot placement angles.


Composite image I created from the individual ones below.


Individual images from the composite image.

Bear


Muscles


Skeleton


Circulatory System


Organs







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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2009, 09:10:13 AM »
Here is another one.





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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2009, 09:31:56 AM »
This is good info, I actually studied this NBEF stuff really good before I went on my first archery spring bear hunt.
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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2009, 11:45:47 AM »
Great info!

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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2009, 12:09:40 PM »
Thanks good info!
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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2009, 12:43:16 PM »
 :tup:
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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2009, 12:46:57 PM »
Nice

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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2009, 05:41:24 PM »
Awesome Information Thanks

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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2009, 05:47:57 PM »
Thanks Billy I will just need to find one shoo dat.  :chuckle:Mark

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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2009, 10:39:19 AM »
Thanks BTKR!  Best article on this subject I've found to date.  On 6 Jun I logged on to American Hunter.org re: "How To Shoot A Bear".  It was OK but they are in the "bust the shoulder 1st camp".  I'm not a magnum shooter (definately nothing wrong w/that) but get my jollies by close shots w/leverguns in traditional calibers.  I think my best choice is a double lunger.  Now, from these picts, I finally see why waiting until near front leg is fwd makes sense.  Just gotta graduate from cardiac rehab before 1 Aug!!!!! Last bear I got was w/a 450 Marlin which is closer to a short range magnum than a traditional caliber.  Bullet lodged against far shoulder blade & knocked him down but I had to finish him.
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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2009, 12:01:24 AM »
Thanks for the pics and info.  It gives me something to think about,  August 1st aint that fer away :tup:
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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2009, 08:59:52 AM »
Shoulder or Neck for me.....they just don't get up or run after that.

Great Pics guys!
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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2009, 07:45:00 PM »
Sideswipe,

I enjoy shooting lever guns as well. I have a Marlin 1895 Cowboy that a want to shoot a bear with so BAD!!! I hand load it and have a really hot load ready. I like to think I will get one this year. It must be a real rush getting one with a lever gun with open sights!!! I think I'm going to do some scouting around Forks this year. Shot my first bear in the Cascades with a scoped .308 but wanna find a better population away from so many people and kill one cowboy style!!


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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2009, 11:02:59 PM »
Good info. Thanks Billy :)

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Re: Shot placement for black bears.
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2009, 08:07:39 PM »
Tried for quite a while to copy the picture in this old post from another forum. It is a target picture of a bear's heart and lungs from facing front. Maybe someone else could have better results getting this shot placement guide here?
http://www.marlinowners.com/forums/index.php/topic,30878.0.html

 

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