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Old 10-16-2013, 10:20 AM   #21
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That video you posted, a competant marksman with a good firearm could have popped that bear right in its face when it was directly charging, a good shot would have popped it in the brain.

If the bear actually tried to grab me not just run around me I would try to do everything to stay on my feet and not get knocked down, back up, run away so he doesn't get full power into a takedown.
Keep telling yourself that.

What you write here, and what would actually happen in real life are two very different things.

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Also, going around something will make you slower than being able to sprint in a straight line.
That didn't seem to be a problem for the bear in the video.

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That video you posted, a competant marksman with a good firearm could have popped that bear right in its face when it was directly charging, a good shot would have popped it in the brain. Every situation with a bear will obviously be different. Controlling yourself, waiting for and lining up right shot, and I would say headshot would not be THE hardest way of quickly killing a bear, stopping the threat as quickly as possible. If the bear actually tried to grab me not just run around me I would try to do everything to stay on my feet and not get knocked down, back up, run away so he doesn't get full power into a takedown. I don't think anyone should be hiking in the woods if they are not mentally prepared to defend themselves and cope with adrenaline in a life threatening situation. Also, going around something will make you slower than being able to sprint in a straight line.
Good luck trying to stay on your feet with a 1200 pound bear running at you. Was it Newton that said "with every action, is an equal and opposite reaction"? So bear runs into you, you get knocked the f**k over. That is way too much kinetic energy to try and stop
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Am I the only one who wants to see CJx thrown in a 25 x 25' room with a 9 mm handgun Covered in honey with a brown bear after him
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That video you posted, a competant marksman with a good firearm could have popped that bear right in its face when it was directly charging, a good shot would have popped it in the brain. Every situation with a bear will obviously be different. Controlling yourself, waiting for and lining up right shot, and I would say headshot would not be THE hardest way of quickly killing a bear, stopping the threat as quickly as possible. If the bear actually tried to grab me not just run around me I would try to do everything to stay on my feet and not get knocked down, back up, run away so he doesn't get full power into a takedown. I don't think anyone should be hiking in the woods if they are not mentally prepared to defend themselves and cope with adrenaline in a life threatening situation. Also, going around something will make you slower than being able to sprint in a straight line.
Also, have you ever shot a deer? Remember your first few? Was it hard to keep your cross hairs on target with your adrenaline pumping? Or have you ran a couple hundred yards and tried to shoot a moving target in a vital spot such as the head? Was it hard to control your breathing?
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And fish!!
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How many magazines do I get? Depending on that I'll do it for 5000 dollars and add an extra 2000 for every less magazine I get.
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How many magazines do I get? Depending on that I'll do it for 5000 dollars and add an extra 2000 for every less magazine I get.
2 assuming they are 15 round magazines
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2 assuming they are 15 round magazines
Haha alright. I gotta admit that's a scary thought but I think it would be survivable.
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BTW, the have be instances where a bear has been shot in the head several times and still didn't die. One fellow shot a bear in the head 4 times with a 7mm-08, and the bear still didn't die.

Another shot a treed bear with a .308 in the head. It fell out of the tree and hit the ground running. Several shots later with a revolver, it died at their feet. (they were lucky). When skinning the bear, they found that the .308 bullet DIDN'T penetrate the skull. Let me repeat that. A .308 Win hit the bear right between the eyes, and glanced off it. All that did is piss off the bear.
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