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Old 03-07-2012, 01:09 AM   #51
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JTJ, a Grizzly is a Brown Bear, and the rest is whimsical.
Old post, but there are interior grizzly 'brown' bears. And there are coastal 'kodiak' brown bears. The coastal ones have a greater amount of animal protein in their diet, and can get considerably taller and larger, up to about 1100 pounds or more.
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Having shot only 3 bears and none with a handgun, I defer to a hunter that has shot literally hundreds of black bears with a handgun as a control hunter. He experemented with many guns and loads and HIS advise I hede as he has been there and done that many times. His assesment is the 44 magnums was the best blackbear round he ever used when loaded properly. Trying many different bullet types he was a confirmed believer is standard 240 grain soft point or hollowpoints. He said while the heavier non expanding bullets did completely penetrate the bear, the bear had little reaction when shot with one unless the head or spine was hit. The simply had plenty of fight left in them till the ran out of blood from the little hole the solid made in them. When using 240 grain, the velocity is higher the bullets expand well, penatrate well, and when hit with this load the fight , he reports, instantly leaves the bear and he starts biting at his wound, and dies considerably faster than any other handgun he ever used. Again this man has more experence than anyone will ever have again, as the days of control hunting is fairly much a thing of the past. I personaly dislike the single action as many times the incident happens so fast, you simply dont have the time and mental capicity to think about cocking the gun when your your leg is being chewed on. Many reports of combat shooting where one participant had been so shook up he forgot to even pull the trigger, repeatly jacking shells from his gun and reloading. I like the idea pull and shoot, no safeties, no cocking.
This seems like good advice!
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It is amazing the .45 Colt Cartridge was adopted for Military service. After many wars and much testing it was found to be the best "Horse" killer. In Calvary warfare the hand gun was used to kill the horse. The saber was used to finish the dismounted trooper. A tough army horse would weigh in at 1,400 lbs. A 260 grs. slug at 800 fps. did the job war after war.

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It is amazing the .45 Colt Cartridge was adopted for Military service. After many wars and much testing it was found to be the best "Horse" killer. In Calvary warfare the hand gun was used to kill the horse. The saber was used to finish the dismounted trooper. A tough army horse would weigh in at 1,400 lbs. A 260 grs. slug at 800 fps. did the job war after war.
Learn something new everyday. Very interesting stuff. I'm sorry I couldn't just take your word for it (having not looked you in the eye) so I had to look his up. Sure enough you are right. Nice info Nitestalker
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