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Ore. man recalls terrifying bear attack

 
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gkbiv



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:20 am    Post subject: Ore. man recalls terrifying bear attack Reply with quote

From: http://www.katu.com/news/local/19852239.html . I would have chosen a revolver, less shots but they are all likely to go off. He fired four times before he lost his magazine. It doesn'r say which .45 caliber pistol he was using but I believe it is a .45 ACP since it is the most popular.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Ore. man recalls terrifying bear attack Reply with quote

gkbiv wrote:
From: http://www.katu.com/news/local/19852239.html . I would have chosen a revolver, less shots but they are all likely to go off. He fired four times before he lost his magazine. It doesn'r say which .45 caliber pistol he was using but I believe it is a .45 ACP since it is the most popular.
George in Las Vegas


If I was heading off after a wounded bear I would choose something rather more powerful than a revolver!

I think 45-70 would be enough. If I did have a pistol on my belt I think 454 Casull would be the only option worth carrying. 45ACP against a bear is plain stupidity.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Ore. man recalls terrifying bear attack Reply with quote

>If I was heading off after a wounded bear I would choose something >rather more powerful than a revolver!

I would take my .45 Colt with the 300 grain Hornady XTP loaded to the Ruger/Contender pressures. I don't recall the numbers but it is in .44 magnum power range. Actually it might perform better than the .44 with a similar bullet weight. I do recall from the article the first shot didn't have any affect. The more I think about it I wonder why, it should have been a fight stopper.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Ore. man recalls terrifying bear attack Reply with quote

gkbiv wrote:
>If I was heading off after a wounded bear I would choose something >rather more powerful than a revolver!

I would take my .45 Colt with the 300 grain Hornady XTP loaded to the Ruger/Contender pressures. I don't recall the numbers but it is in .44 magnum power range. Actually it might perform better than the .44 with a similar bullet weight. I do recall from the article the first shot didn't have any affect. The more I think about it I wonder why, it should have been a fight stopper.
George in Las Vegas


Perhaps the bear hadn't been reading the latest ballistics articles! Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Ore. man recalls terrifying bear attack Reply with quote

[quote Perhaps the bear hadn't been reading the latest ballistics articles! ;)[/quote]

Well I wouldn't want to teach one to read but the bullet probably missed everything that would cause an immidiate death. I am sure it would have taken out the spine if it was hit.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesn't say what kind of bear it was.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:30 am    Post subject: Ore. man recalls terrifying bear attack Reply with quote

Doesn't say what kind of bear it was.
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I expect it to be a Black Bear, it seems they make it as far south as Washinton on the coast. You have to go farther inland to find them farther south.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the saying is that if you get attacked by a Grizzly, you're unlucky, if you get attacked by a black bear, you've done something dumb.

Shooting it and then tracking it down, then dropping a mag and only being able to shoot it once with a .45 make it sound like they did something dumb...
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