I hit the heart with the first shot at 100 yards, He ran a short distance then started to stagger and walk slowly. I put him down with a second shot. I have the first bullet that I found in the far shoulder, the second was a pass through.Where was your shot placement, and did you try and recover the round to see the damage inflicted?
I have killed alot of hogs and the bear was quite a bit thicker and more muscular and probably weighed 350 or so. The thing that bothered me was a clean, perfect small hole thru the heart. Not alot of mass destruction. The second bullet blew a golf ball size hole in the sternum on exit. I am no expert but I was not overly impressed with the Barnes except when it hits bone and then it makes a mess. Almost surgical precision on the soft tissue of the bear.