I'd use hard cast 300gr+ WFN type bullet. Personally I have a NMBH 7.5" in 45 Colt and load 300gr WFN over 22gr of W296/H110 for about 1,300fps. Lots of penetration.
Not sure if this is the right spot....
Just wondering from those who hunt with a .44 ruger red hawk 7.5" what load they find best for bear. Assuming anyone has hunted bear with theirs.
I understand that. I just have no practical way of seeing how the bear would handle the bullet in a hunting scenario before carrying said round for self-defence. And I have dealt with, and understand an adrenaline fueled sow will react different than a browsing bruin.
We're trying to get "wilderness open carry" legalized for all backcountry users as thats the first step back in the RIGHT direction.
Thanks for your comments.