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Old 06-01-2013, 09:55 PM   #71
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While I've always heard that grizzlies don't eat humans, in the US, wasn't there a case of a nutty photographer and his wife (antigun, I gather) who got eaten in Alaska? I've also heard that Asian bears eat humans rather often?
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Timothy Treadwell was his name, and his Girlfriend.

And you know what? Asians will eat anything. Dogs, whales, whatever.

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Risk, is that the game where one straps a pound of bacon to their back and runs through the salmon rivers over there in Kamchatka and Irkutsk?

You might have humans chasing you too now that I think about it.
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And there are several cases where brown bears will actually eat humans. Most of these can be traced to being an old boar that has been injured and forced to live through other means down the food chain.
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Timothy Treadwell was his name, and his Girlfriends.

And you know what? Asians will eat anything. Dogs, whales, whatever.
His girlfriend was also named "Timothy." This new milennium!

As for them being nutty, how would we know? There were no leftovers...

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I would definitely go with the 870 using 3" slugs. I think it'd be easier to point and shoot with in a defensive situation.
But, I wouldn't feel under-gunned with the .30-06.
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I would definitely go with the 870 using 3" slugs. I think it'd be easier to point and shoot with in a defensive situation.
But, I wouldn't feel under-gunned with the .30-06.
Both cartridges have about the same energy at 25 yards. I would prefer a pump shotgun for reliability. Even if a pump shotgun is stuffed full of ice you can clear the ice by whacking the forestock on your hand. Even if the bear is old and crippled it wants to kill me. I want something that is going to go bang.
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Thanks for answers!

Yes I was thinking about somewhere around 20-30 meters.

So you think the pump is the way to go? Heard that alaskan guides carries 870 loaded with slugs, is that true?

Are there any reports of slugs killing bears?

Is there a big difference between 3" and 3,5" slugs in terms of stopping power and energy produced?
I had a good scare from a momma black with 2 cubs while fishing Yakitat back in 1999.

The gun my guide recommended was the .44 Mag pushing 340 grain solids in a DA revolver no longer than 4". Both the caliber and barrel length surprised me but he'd been guiding both Salmon and Big Game for awhile and told me the few armed folks who had been taken by bears were found with either a shotty still strapped to their back or a "hog leg magnum" half out of the holster.

From what I gather, if your targeted by a Bear, you will be lucky to have 10 yards between you when you realize the danger, which equals about a second or two before impact.

I went with an S&W 629 Mountain Gun and practice cowboy style "from the hip" quick draws at a 4' x 4' sheet of plywood at 5 to 10 yards.

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My preference is an 870 12 gauge 3inch with Brenneke Black Magic slugs!
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Timothy Treadwell was his name, and his Girlfriend.

And you know what? Asians will eat anything. Dogs, whales, whatever.
Good old Timothy Turd-will be. The last thing on his camera video was a shot of his arms petting a bears nose. Nice bear your so cute
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