I would not feel comfortable in bear country with a 45 auto.
I carry a Ruger Redhawk .44 magnum in bear country, I have been known to pack my 338 as well. IMO, you want raw stopping power in bear country. I'm not sure if my .44 and 338 would be enough for me to walk around in grizzly bear country.
Walking around in bear country is like swimming in the ocean, it lowers your rank on the food chain considerably.
I have had a run in with a Black Bear, it wasn't huge but it was certainly bigger than me, fortunately it ran off, and was shockingly FAST! Did you know bears have really long eyelashes?
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Last edited by iraiam; January 8, 2013 at 04:23 AM.