Help: 44 Mag or 454 Handgun and Recommended Ammo for Extended Stay in Alaska
Good point about the wind and pepper spray.
Admittedly I'm no guru as I've never faced a charge. My gut and other threat response training tell me it's best to practice one (lethal) response and consider having a backup like pepper spray if the situation allows time to think about non-lethal response. As others mentioned. If a real charge happens there will not be time to consider options.
This must be the 20th charging bear thread I've participated in. Glad we talk about it more than it happens.