With rifle season right around the corner in NY I've been thinking about a few things. I hunt whitetail with a 30-06 Remington 710. But there are Black Bear where I hunt. I know that they are more likely to run away, but you never know.
So going into the woods, my rifle is strapped within my Cabela's hunting bag. I bring my Ruger Security Six as a BUG. I have it loaded with 125 gr Speer GDs. I'm not sure that this would work so well against a 250 lb Black Bear. Can anyone suggest a better load? Should I use FMJs?
Also, I was considering getting a .357 sig barrel for my 23 or 27 and bringing that instead. Better capacity and I shoot my Glocks very well. Plus I have a thigh holster for it that I can draw from much quicker than my Ruger.
Thoughts from the hunters?