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View Poll Results: Which cartridge would you trust your life with?
.30-06 10 29.41%
12 gauge 19 55.88%
.357 Magnum 0 0%
.44 Magnum 2 5.88%
.303 British 0 0%
7.62x51/.308 Winchester 2 5.88%
7.62x54r 0 0%
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:19 AM   #1
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Default Faceoff with a grizzly!

scenario: you are alone in the wilderness ans spot a bear. Unfortunately, it also spots you. The grizzly is 50 yards away and closing and you bravely/foolishly stand your ground. You have only one weapon, which cartridge would want by your side in this life or death situation? Please vote in the poll, but explanations are also welcome.

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Old 06-15-2010, 09:12 AM   #2
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12 g. Slugs. Short range, transferred energy- big hole to let air in, blood out.

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1st choice - 12 ga. W/Ball & Buck rounds, one big hole and a handful of medium ones for each round.
2nd choice - .308/7.62 NATO, High capacity rifles available, I can get off a 20rd mag in the time it would take to reach me.

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44 mag. Because that is what I carry in the woods. 6 shots as quick as I can pull the trigger.

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06 or 12 ga (slugs). I would prefer not to have to rely on a handgun in this situation, if all else fails I can use the longgun as a club or even a crutch to limp away for help.

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Givin the list, I would opt for the 12 ga. with slugs. If I had another choice, it would be a 45-70 Lever gun (first choice)...


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30/06....But first I'd stun the bear with a flash-bang grenade!!

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I agree with the .45-70. My first choice as well. 12 ga slug is too soft and frangible to reliably down a bear. Maybe my Saiga with 10 rd mag full of slugs. I would plan on expending most of the 10 rounds. My .30-06 Rem 7400 Carbine w/10 round mag and red dot will suffice even for close quarters bears.

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I'll opt for ...

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