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Old 10-31-2012, 04:27 PM   #101
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I read all of that.

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Old 10-31-2012, 04:31 PM   #102
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Thanks, Onenut. Good info. It's always better to learn about what somebody "did when", than what somebody "would do if".

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I read all of that.
All I can say is --- Wow!
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:33 AM   #104
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Being somewhat realistic, in Washington, you only have black bears, puma - maybe. The biggest danger is the most dangerous animal on earth, and any of the previous mentioned forms of serious social intercourse would suffice. However, if you want to be able to stop any of the aforementioned then, a short-barreled (18") 12 gauge would be the best bet. Carried in shotgun scabbard with a few slug rounds and a few buckshot.... Personally prefer a GP-100, .357 Mag with hard lead, and snake loads, in a holster picked for the type of hiking, etc., I'm doing.

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Old 11-01-2012, 02:19 AM   #105
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I've backed all over the Sierra's in CA.
Weight is a big issue sir. You sure don't need a .44 magnum.
A .357 short barrel will do as much damage as you'll need with a Black Bear.
That's the largest animal you have in WA.
As for men it will do just fine also.
Go lite sir. A .44 will feel heavy as an anvil after 10 miles.
In fact a Glock 30 .45 ACP will probaly do just fine.
Remember for most animals just the round firing will send them running.
I hiked for 6 years and my biggest threat were snakes.
Also when you backpack I assume you wear a rattle can as any expeirienced
packer would. The Glock is lite and small. .45 ACP has plenty of stopping power.

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Old 11-01-2012, 04:33 AM   #106
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Just to consider, the Draco and similar AK-variant pistols could be a very versatile, fun and customizable option. =)

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Can we just call it a .44, to end the bidding?

DIE, THREAD, DIE !

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I think we were done with it. A .357 is what I got out of it.

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Can we just call it a .44, to end the bidding?

DIE, THREAD, DIE !
Hate to bump it but yes
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My favorite trail gun is an S&W Model 57 Mountain Gun. .41 mag can be loaded hot or light. It is far more controllable than a .44 IMO. The only drawback is finding ammo for them. Not many options, so you really need to reload.

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