Handguns 95% Effective ln Bear Attacks

Discussion in 'Varminter & Hunting Forum' started by sw282, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. Laurie

    Laurie

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,824
    ................ and I'm a 100% through and through certified coward! Get me to walk into the middle of a herd of hundreds of elephants and shoot the biggest, meanest, fiercest male with huge tusks, then as it falls do it again, and again, and again to others before the herd panics and stampedes (possibly over me)? Not for all the tea in China as my mother used to say.
     
    284winner likes this.
  2. Laurie

    Laurie

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,824
    I think all these widely traveling wealthy guys of that era were 7X57 fans. And quite right too! (I own two South American military 7X57 Mausers, amazing rifles and cartridge, always been one of my favourites.)
     
    284winner likes this.
  3. Park ranger

    Park ranger

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2015
    Messages:
    220
    Funny, I’ve shot black bears with rubber slugs. One even had cubs with her. She gather cubs an ran out of the campground. Black bears and grizzlies are two very different things. Really, a 9 would be fine in Black Bear county because they will scare off easily. However, I’ll admit I prefer walking the dog with the 45 colt loaded with 325 grain hard cast at 1100 fps.
     
    Laurie likes this.
  4. Alex Wheeler

    Alex Wheeler Gold $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2011
    Messages:
    5,946
    They seem to be happening more and more. Every year this happens, usually multiple times local to me. I cant remember the last time I read that the bear was shot and killed stopping the bear. The bear always seems to win. There was one a few years ago that a guy was able to get off one shot from his 300 weatherby. He hit the bear in the face, but didnt even have time to cycle the bolt before the bear took his face off. The bear later died and the guy was air flighted to Wa. I never heard if he lived. Thats the only one I remember being shot. Usually the guy doesnt have time to get his gun or its tossed away and he cant get to it.
    http://fwp.mt.gov/news/newsReleases...mFJxb5rjzSFxNUByM-Vr-8LYWJu2eZ7DHWbQjmy3mQFX8
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2019
  5. Bocephus

    Bocephus

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2017
    Messages:
    68
    Worth a few minutes:
    https://clicks.aweber.com/y/ct/?l=A6jki&m=fz7go2MoceYcSkU&b=NUPuUqgLYxgSMafyZMhP1g
     
  6. Tommie

    Tommie Gold $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2007
    Messages:
    1,940
    I don’t walk around in bear territory for the same reason I don’t swim in the ocean. I prefer to be on TOP of the food chain, not just IN it.

    100% effective
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2019
    284winner and Laurie like this.
  7. cmillard

    cmillard

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Messages:
    1,421
    Ha. I will roam in the mountains before I will roam the streets of Chicago. To be honest, when I go out west, I worry more about mountain lions than bear.
     
    284winner likes this.
  8. Tommie

    Tommie Gold $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2007
    Messages:
    1,940
    Not a bear fan...Chicago or otherwise.
     
    284winner likes this.
  9. 284winner

    284winner Gold $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2015
    Messages:
    3,421
    If you ever encounter a Lion in Chicago, it'll be a Detroit Lion and they are no threat either. Especially not to the Chicago Bears.
     
  10. SPJ

    SPJ Gold $$ Contributor

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2018
    Messages:
    4,870
    I’m pretty sure that Bear is gonna be coming from behind you or from the up wind side, you better be Damn fast thinkin & shootin cause the SOB is on you quick like food.
     
    284winner likes this.
  11. sw282

    sw282

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2018
    Messages:
    111
    Lead spray is the ONLY bear spray
     
    284winner and cmillard like this.

Share This Page