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I am not in a good mood. Dont feel like going into details was forced to switch slugs last minute. I am now shooting Federal Barnes Premium 3 inch 260 grain sabot slug. I had to run all over the place getting slugs. It is not tipped and is copper. I chose copper over lead because I figured it would be stronger. The muzzle velocity is 1900 fps will this get the job done on a black bear within 50 yards?? I know shot placement is critical but provided I make a good shot behind the shoulder will it get the job done. I assume it would because obviously the state allows you to use it. But some reassurance would be nice Thank you guys!
 

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Not a problem! The Remington 2 3/4 copper slugs I shoot are also rated at 1900 fps, 1648 fps at 100 yds. He won't have a chance at 50yds! [up][up]
 

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my buddy took a 330lbs bear at 101 yards with his 20 gauge savage 220 using 3" buckhammers..it went 10 feet...you should be fine...
 

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KC, you're fine. A lot of us have killed them with arrows. Shot placement is the key. Behind the shoulder, not in the shoulder, and you'll be fine.
 

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The muzzle velocity is 1900 fps will this get the job done on a black bear within 50 yards??
I wouldn't hesitate to use this load on any animal in North America at the range that you describe.

not in the shoulder
While I would never suggest aiming for bone with conventional cup/core or lead slugs, the rules change somewhat with Barnes bullets (at least for me).
At closer ranges, the solid copper bullets do just as well (and even sometimes better) when punching a hole thru bone. You get a very good chance at quicker incapacitation if breaking one or both shoulders. Secondary bone shrapnel increases the size of a wound channel.
So, for a broadside shot, i would aim for heart/lungs behind the shoulder.
For quartering to, I would aim for the onside shoulder to the heart/lung area.
For quartering away, aim for heart/lungs on to the offside shoulder.
Keep in mind, that this only applies when the animal is in a range that would facilitate enough energy to reliably penetrate the shoulders. For the load above, it would be limited to approx. 100 yards.
 
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