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Old 02-18-2012, 01:49 PM   #31
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The thread above will show you the minimum you need to carry for bear.
This gun looks like it might be fun to shoot, once or twice, but I don't think I would want it as a carry weapon. It is so big and cumbersome that the bear would eat my lunch before I could even get it lined up on target. A bad guy would probably pump three shots into me with a 9mm, .40, .45 or whatever before I could get off a single shot. This gun kind of reminds me of the guys that transform their pickups in monster trucks. Yeah, sure, the huge tires, springs, shocks, suspension, etc. looks neat, but how practical and useful is it for everyday driving?
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What did people do before the advent of the 454, 460, 500 etc. ?
I'm no expert on bears, but I'llguarandamnteeyou a .44 magnum
will stop a 2 legged critter and probably a 4 legged one too.

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What did people do before the advent of the 454, 460, 500 etc. ?
I'm no expert on bears, but I'llguarandamnteeyou a .44 magnum
will stop a 2 legged critter and probably a 4 legged one too.
They got ate, thats what they did

Just kidding, they used a .357mag or a .44mag. As far as i know they still work just fine
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What did people do before the advent of the 454, 460, 500 etc. ?
I'm no expert on bears, but I'llguarandamnteeyou a .44 magnum
will stop a 2 legged critter and probably a 4 legged one too.
My thinking also-
Some just assume if they have a bigger gun they are safer -
Mear humans will shake & pee their pants-
Beasties will poop in their tracks & turn & run --
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They got ate, thats what they did

Just kidding, they used a .357mag or a .44mag. As far as i know they still work just fine
Actually they used a variant of the 454-the 45/110 sharps

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Actually they used a variant of the 454-the 45/110 sharps

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Forgot about that one
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They used a shotgun or a rifle. A 44 mag will probably work against a black bear and you may get lucky with a grizzly but you are SOL with a brown.

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They used a shotgun or a rifle. A 44 mag will probably work against a black bear and you may get lucky with a grizzly but you are SOL with a brown.
Ya the 110 has more powder and case....otherwise they are same right down to longer bullets, even the weights are the same. Yes the did use rifles and shotguns. Thats actually why hawkins were originally made in .54. Their slogan for it was "a gun to handle any animal from indians to grizzlies"

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What did people do before the advent of the 454, 460, 500 etc. ?
I'm no expert on bears, but I'llguarandamnteeyou a .44 magnum
will stop a 2 legged critter and probably a 4 legged one too.
Yep, I think you are right.
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Default 44 mag for camping

Have had several 44s over the years and enjoyed all of them. One needs to practice with them a lot. I now have a Marlin 44 Mag carbine to carry. My wrist won't take the beating any more. The 12 gage loaded with slugs is still the best. Just ask the Game Wardens or Professional Guides.

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