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Handgun vs bear

Post by Combat Controller » Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:58 pm

Here's a very interesting piece with all the data included. It has a surprising result.

https://www.ammoland.com/2019/08/handgu ... z5xBSsHG5i
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Re: Handgun vs bear

Post by Vonz90 » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:21 am

Rule 1, bring a gun

...Bringing a .22 pistol into polar bear country is the exception that proves* the rule.

* AKA tests

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Re: Handgun vs bear

Post by AlaskaTRX » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:39 pm

Which is why I carry ever time I go on any trail or area in Alaska where I may run into a bear (aka outside) 😆

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Re: Handgun vs bear

Post by HTRN » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:45 pm

I still say a ruger redhawk alaskan in 480 ruger loaded with heavyweight hardcast is about the ideal handgun for brownies.
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Re: Handgun vs bear

Post by Netpackrat » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:24 pm

They are skewing the numbers in favor of “success” by defining it as “the bear stopped attacking” rather than as “the bear was stopped from attacking.” Also notable that most or all of what they are calling failures were use of marginal calibers on brown or polar bears. As is usually the case with black bears, hit them reasonably well with almost anything, and they will look elsewhere for an easier meal.
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Re: Handgun vs bear

Post by Greg » Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:20 pm

Netpackrat wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:24 pm
They are skewing the numbers in favor of “success” by defining it as “the bear stopped attacking” rather than as “the bear was stopped from attacking.” Also notable that most or all of what they are calling failures were use of marginal calibers on brown or polar bears. As is usually the case with black bears, hit them reasonably well with almost anything, and they will look elsewhere for an easier meal.
Unless a black bear has a reason to be motivated, you don't even have to hit it you just have to make some noise.
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