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Old 07-29-2013, 10:48 PM   #121
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I don't think I would want to carry a 10mm for bears. I would take it if there was NOTHING else available., in an emergency.

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I don't think I would want to carry a 10mm for bears. I would take it if there was NOTHING else available., in an emergency.
Any handgun is better than your hand. Who knows, ya might get lucky and we can read about it in a magazine. Otherwise use something that can penetrate and be brought up to 'bear' in a quick second or 2. Otherwise carry a 375 H&H or 45/70, etc
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Wouldn't it be great if the federalis trusted us enough to let us carry a percussion grenade when in bear country...might need a faster timer though; i'm doubting I could outrun a bear for 5 seconds even with a good lead and you don't want to be standing next to it when the grenade goes off.

Maybe they could wrap the grenades in bacon.........

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Wouldn't it be great if the federalis trusted us enough to let us carry a percussion grenade when in bear country...might need a faster timer though; i'm doubting I could outrun a bear for 5 seconds even with a good lead and you don't want to be standing next to it when the grenade goes off.

Maybe they could wrap the grenades in bacon.........
LOL, why not just cut to the chase, and stuff a dead squirrel with C4, and put it on a remote? Kind of like a "Bear IDE".
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LOL, why not just cut to the chase, and stuff a dead squirrel with C4, and put it on a remote? Kind of like a "Bear IDE".
I'd be down for sowing bear areas in anti-tank mines with pressure plates set too high for a human to set off, but I was just thinking of a strictly defensive "It's Coming Right For Me" situation.
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The Garett 340 in 44 mag seems to rule if your cylinder can handle it. Std S&W cylinders can only accommodate the Garett 310 gr load.

These are very hot loads intended for dangerous game - last ditch defense. There was a gunsmith who was altering Marlin rifles for the longer Garett 340 rds.

When I was younger I agonized over the decision whether to get double,or single action 44 mag. In my experience, second shot was so slow, due to recoil, that it didn't much matter.

Then I read about a Ranger who got attacked while releasing a bear. He had a single action and he didn't want to weaken his grip by cocking the piece one handed Too afraid he w lose it and then his life so he endured some abuse until he could cock w other hand and shoot the bear. he survived the attack.

Never forgot that story. Also, good reason to have a dummy cord JIC. I think Clark Custom has them for Super Blackhawks.

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