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View Poll Results: Which one do you want to have in a deadly predator encounter?
44 magnum revolver 27 39.71%
50 S&W revolver 17 25.00%
45 ACP 1911 4 5.88%
10mm 4 5.88%
AR 15 5.56 carbine 16 23.53%
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:17 AM   #1
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Default Backwoods OH CRAP! Which do you want?

You're out in Montana. Let's say your geocaching, and are hiking back in the woods about 20 minutes from the car to find a cache. You come around the corner and OH CRAP... BEAR! Which of the following do you want?

Now I know a 12 gauge shotgun is the most often recommended solution, but that's not an option in this case.

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Old 07-05-2013, 06:21 AM   #2
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Preferably a slow friend or a friend and a .32 Tomcat. Just have to be the faster one

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First thought is the AR. Because it is at least a rifle.

Next choice would be a Glock 20 in 10mm. Pretty close to having an auto loading .41 mag.

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What, no bear spray option? Lol, I'd go with the .44 I guess.

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AR-15 all the way. You have 30 rds of 5.56 to work with.

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44 mag for me...

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First thought is the AR. Because it is at least a rifle.

Next choice would be a Glock 20 in 10mm. Pretty close to having an auto loading .41 mag.
Of the choices I'd go with the 44. The 10mm is only half the power of a 41mag, however it is the same as a 357mag.
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I have been in a similar situation with a wounded bull and had a .44 magnum. I fired all six into its head and it dropped at my feet. It worked, but I went out and bought a .454 Casull right away. Never needed to use it though (and its a monster to shoot). I'm going with the .500 S&W

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Depends. How many magazines or speedloaders do I have? What type of projectile in each round? I would have to say the 1911 since that is what I am most comfortable with, being that I use a 1911 as an EDC. Not the most knock down on the list, but accuracy is more important in some cases than power.

In the words of my father, " It is not how hard you hit the other guy as it is where you hit them."

Although, I might want to save that last bullet for myself. An instant kill is not always in the cards.

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I noticed .17 HMR isn't on the list ......

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