A couple weeks ago I had gotten a call from my neighbor saying that they had just spotted a bear in their front yard and it ran off in the direction of my property. I have lots of animals (donkeys, chickens, mother in law, ect, ect) and although I was not at home at the time I was a little worried. After making the other calls to the neighbors and informing them, I felt a little better as one neighbor had gotten his rifle and checked on my animals. Come to find out it was a black bear and the bear must have went back in the woods. When i got home I was gonna scout my property for evidence and that's when I realized, the biggest calibers I have is 12 guage and 7.62x39. I had wondered if those would even take down a bear. Now I know shot placement is everything but if a 600 pound plus bear is charging at me it would be a little intimidating. I would try to aim for the head but in a situation like that it would be very easy to miss. So, my question is, is there any rifles out that are semi auto that can take down a bear? Before people answer, I don't wanna spend $5000+ for a barrett 50 or 338.