Semi for Bears?
I have to ask, is this for hunting? whats your particular state's hunting regs for minimum caliber for bear?
Is this for protection?
what type bear you have in mind and in what state?
Where I work (Arctic Northwest Alaska) we are Not allowed to carry semiautos for Bear protection, we are issued Remington police 870 pump shotguns with extended mag tubes (six shot) issued factory Brenneke 1oz rifled slugs, all field personell working in Bear country have a manditory 3 day instructor lead course on Bears and firearms and have to qualify annualy before our supervisor will release us in the field.
No semi autos or handloaded ammo are permitted,
handgun minimum is the .44magnum 300gr or larger,
We have to qualify on the charging bear target (comes bounding at you from 40yards at approx 25MPH) we have to be capable of 2 or more rounds in the vitals zone inside of that 40yard engagement distance.
Minimum rifle is the .35 Whelen 200gr or heaver.
minimum shot gun is 12ga Slugs 1oz minimum
Remember to keep a clean camp
Pay attention to your surroundings
Wind and river noise can mask your presence till its too late
Bears will dig up your cat holes to eat your droppings!
The Outhouse and Porta Pottie tent should should be located well away out in a wide open clearing as furthest away from Vegitation/cover that Bears can hide in the better.
Food preparation and food storage shouldnt be anywhere near your sleeping/rest areas, as far away as your toilet area 100,feet+
Bear Guns are like Four Wheel Drive.
A little common sense goes a Loooong way in avoiding a sticky situation!
Last edited by Rex in OTZ; 01-11-2013 at 01:20 AM.