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Old 06-14-2008, 12:18 AM   #1
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How Big a gun do you need to take down a angry Grizzly?

So i was all pondering on what would take down a angry bear if you ever happened to get down with one. Now these things weight like a ton and they're like 8 feet tall. I was thinking a boomstick to the chest wouldnt be strong enough to stop it, but maybe the face.

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Old 06-14-2008, 02:26 PM   #2
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Winchester 30-06 but then again i've seen a hunter fail to bring down a lion. 50 caliber to the face maybe?

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Old 06-14-2008, 05:56 PM   #3
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338 mag rifle might do the trick

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Old 06-14-2008, 06:10 PM   #4
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counter strike terms plz. So are you guys saying a 12 gauge to the chest would hardly stop it?

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Old 06-14-2008, 08:21 PM   #5
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Bears can run almost as fast as a horse so depending how close the animal is and how good a shot you are under pressure you are likely to have a difficult time aiming with much precision.

As for caliber, if you're being charged, then quite simply the bigger the better. A wounded bear can be a very determined opponent and it often takes several shots to stop one.

As for the 12 gauge suggestion, I know that grizzlies have been killed with slugs but I don't know anyone personally who has done it and couldn't tell you whether that is a preferable choice of gun or not. I can tell you that it is a good choice for protection from black bear.

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Old 06-14-2008, 08:42 PM   #6
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12 ga slugs or 000 buck is sufficient.

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Old 06-14-2008, 10:38 PM   #7
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Are you asking what caliber is cabable of taking down a Grizzly bear? Pretty much any calibur will kill most animals if you shoot it in the right place. Infact, one of the largest bears ever killed in North America was killed with a 22. Shot right behind the ear. Ofcourse nobody in their right mind would rely on a 22 for protection agianst bears. I'm just saying..

If your asking what I would take out with me into bear country for protection? It certainly wouldn't be any small calibur Rifle or any handgun. It would be a large caliber Rifle or shotgun. For a rifle it wouldn't be anything smaller then a 7mm magnum. 45-70 is an excellent choice for bears. I personally would most likely take a 12 guage shotgun loaded with 3 inch magnum slugs. At Close range, this will stop King Kong himself. Buckshot is less effective with Bears. Super Super effective with human beings though. Don't listen to people telling you bullshit about shotguns. Shotguns are some of the most deadly handheld weapons on Earth for most any two legged or 4 legged creatures. You know except for big African game like Elephants and Rhinos. I've heard people actually say they wouldn't take a 12 guage shotgun with them for protection against bears, yet they would take a 44 magnum pistol!!!! lol As if that shotgun is not 10 times more powerful and more deadly. That's peoples retarded logic for you.

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I"ve read stories of grizzleys taking 4-5 shots with large caliber rifles and being unfazed.

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12 gauge with buckshot to the face, hopefully u get an eye, magnum slugs for the body. Winchester 30 30 i've heard can do the job but it wouldn't be my first choice.

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Quote:
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It would tickle a bear.
If by tickle you mean leave a massive gaping wound... then... yes your right....

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