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#192887 - 06/07/18 06:43 PM Re: Grizzly Bear Protection [Re: FAH]
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This is one of the few autos I would trust with a big bear. My 460 Rowland is accurate, reliable powerful enough to bust a bear skull. It can easily generate 1000ftlbs with bullets capable of breaking big bones. I have actually been practicing point shooting my 480 Super Red Hawk double action with the scope on and it would be very formidable as well.
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#192897 - 06/08/18 12:52 AM Re: Grizzly Bear Protection [Re: Midwesthunter11]
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You always want to bring enough gun (portable) and always want to be prepared to take on the animal you wouldn't like to see on the, in this case a grizzly of large proportions. Assuming you are proficient with big bore revolvers, you would look at the 475 and various 50 calibers on the market. A properly loaded 480 ruger will drop anything on the north America continent. For less than a $1,000 you can pick up a Ruger Single action in 4.62 inch or 6.5 inch barrel. If double action is preferred you have the option of the Ruger Alaskan with 2.58 inch barrel or a longer tube in the Ruger redhawk. All of the noted firearms should be loaded with 410 hardcast from Buffalo bore. Out of the 6.5 inch barrel muzzle velocity is approximately 1225. That is your best bet. Good luck and stay safe on the trail.

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#192900 - 06/08/18 08:50 AM Re: Grizzly Bear Protection [Re: 416ruger]
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Gents, thanks to all of you for taking the time to provide valuable info to the subject.
Greatly appreciate it !
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#192910 - 06/08/18 05:03 PM Re: Grizzly Bear Protection [Re: Midwesthunter11]
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Listen to the wvhitman, a 5 shot 45 Colt, 454 casull, 475 or 500linebaugh with hard cast bullets. They are more compact than the 460 &500S&W and have all must as much power.

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#192926 - 06/09/18 04:32 PM Re: Grizzly Bear Protection [Re: rleprechaun]
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FAH, nothing wrong with your current .45 Colt, gun and load. Pretty much what JLinbaugh carries when he's out in 'bear' county and he builds the .475 and .500's.
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#192950 - 06/10/18 09:21 PM Re: Grizzly Bear Protection [Re: Russell]
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Shot Prairie Dogs near Clayton NM this past weekend on a small

110 section ranch.. Much to my surprise the rancher said Grizzly

bears were a problem this time of the year due to Calving.. l was

under gunned with my S&W 642 for Griz but quite comfortable with

#9 snake shot for those slinking serpents:-)


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#192965 - 06/11/18 11:24 AM Re: Grizzly Bear Protection [Re: Russell]
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 Originally Posted By: Russell
FAH, nothing wrong with your current .45 Colt, gun and load....................


Exactly.
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#193006 - 06/13/18 06:46 AM Re: Grizzly Bear Protection [Re: Gregg Richter]
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some years ago a man went out to drive a elephant from his garden. shot it with a .22, elephant drops dead. that dont make a 22 an elephant gun. there have been velocity v weight/size bullet discussions for longer than we have been alive. Moro Tribesman, O'Connor/Kieth,............. me i'll take big and heavy every time.
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#193186 - 06/20/18 12:36 PM Re: Grizzly Bear Protection [Re: bluecow]
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 Originally Posted By: bluecow
some years ago a man went out to drive a elephant from his garden. shot it with a .22, elephant drops dead. that dont make a 22 an elephant gun. there have been velocity v weight/size bullet discussions for longer than we have been alive. Moro Tribesman, O'Connor/Kieth,............. me i'll take big and heavy every time.


Watched an 8" sow feed her cubs salmon from the stream and kill the jumpy fish with a bite to the head... The sound of the breaking bones echoed to my ears... Something I`ll never forget.... Big bears are just that...Big...
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#193352 - 06/30/18 03:04 AM Re: Grizzly Bear Protection [Re: Midwesthunter11]
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Nothing less than 44 mag with buffalobore +p+ 340 grain hardcast

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