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Old 06-27-2010, 03:34 AM   #21
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Just be well trained in Bear Foo!

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In my neck of the woods I would be comfortable with a 357 and 158gr and up hard cast bullets. The bears don't get huge here in NC. If I was in an area with larger bears I'd was a 44.
If you don't mind carrying a long gun you can't go wrong with the 12ga and slugs.
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Wow! taking on a bear with your bare hands.....What the heck are you thinking?? I weigh in about 160, and I can say yes, I would fight/wrestle a 140 lb man. But a bear is a whole different story.

When I'm Bear Hunting I carry a 44 mag, but typically around here I carry my 45 ACP. Usually the problems we encounter around here camping are humans under the influence.

I've run into 2 bears in the woods here in CO. One ignored me, the other ran away. I'd be more worried about Mtn lions.....those scare the heck outta me!!!!!
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Does anyone care what the rules and regs for firearms are in your favorite camping area? If firearms aren't allowed, do you carry them anyway?

I assume most campers are aware of what wild animals frequent the campgrounds. In my area we have foxes and the occasional mountain lion, but those are very few and far between. I haven't yet taken a firearm, but I have a large butcher knife and a long heavy tined sharp fork. It's a relatively crowded area, so there should be help available if needed from both kinds of varmints....
I really try not to support areas that have rules and regulations that dont allow me to carry. But I have been to a campsite where firearms werent allowed.

I agree with Cane on that one!

I also NEVER depend on the help of others.......ever see those stories on TV where someone is getting robbed, murdered or raped and even though on-lookers see or hear the commotion nobody does a thing?? just saying!!
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You only live once and for that matter, not long, if you start going hand to hand with any bear. Use the spray or a large magnum caliber revolver.
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Double action revolver in a serious caliber.

For cat country I like my Ruger SP101 .357 Mag which doubles as a great truck gun when loaded down to .38 Spl

For bear country I like my S&W 629 .44 Mag

Both in Stainless Steel, a nice feature in the Pacific NW for any gun that riding in an exposed Holser outdoors.
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Any thoughts on the ruger alaskan redhawk 454 For bear defense? Seeems like enough to take down a grizzly assuming you can fire itwell enough without breaking your wrist.
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Any thoughts on the ruger alaskan redhawk 454 For bear defense? Seeems like enough to take down a grizzly assuming you can fire itwell enough without breaking your wrist.
I think it would do the job if you can hold on to it. That think is a freakin cannon!
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