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Old December 10, 2012, 05:19 PM   #26
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According to this guy, his Ruger Alaskan 454 did the job on a 1000lb charging bear.
http://www.outdooroddities.com/2011/...uns-in-alaska/

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Old December 10, 2012, 08:50 PM   #27
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Sure beats hair spray, Super Sneaky Steve.
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Old December 10, 2012, 08:58 PM   #28
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Super Sneaky Steve: As the saying goes "one picture is worth a 1000 words." Just my humble opinion, but 454 Casull would be my preferred handgun caliber choice in griz country.
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Old December 11, 2012, 01:13 AM   #29
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Yep, those BB 340 44mag +P+ is pretty powerful stuff.
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Old December 11, 2012, 08:25 AM   #30
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If you are using an offering from Double Tap, HSM, Grizzly Cartridge, Buffalo Bore, Alaska BackPacker, Corbon or any other company that loads .45 Colt to modern pressures or load your own, you can flip a coin between the .44 and the .45 and be equally armed either way.

I carry a Redhawk .45 Colt. My warm weather load is a 330 gr LFNGC bullet stuffed over 24.0 grs of H-110 (I know it's a pinch over max book). Cold weather is the same bullet over 20.0 of Lil Gun.

I also have a supply of Buffalo Bore, AK Backpacker, Double Tap, HSM and Corbon that I've collected over the last couple years.

I have no problem tromping through the alders while wearing it and I sleep well at night when it's tucked in my sleeping bag next to my hip when camping.
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Old January 1, 2013, 12:57 AM   #31
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Factories make ammo?
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Old January 2, 2013, 12:33 PM   #32
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Last I heard, they still do.
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Old January 3, 2013, 01:27 AM   #33
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Factories make ammo?
Well, not sure but I do seem to recall seeing boxes on the shelf... About as close as I get to it . Not being a hunter, but a shooter, I have to rely on the 'experts'. I know what Ross Seyfried had said ( Something about a boy trying to do a man's job I believe) , and several others experiences .... Guess what I would go with! And it isn't a .43 ....

That said, if (that's a big IF) I had to rely with the slim pick'ns on the shelf ... I'd have to go with the lowly .43. Better than nothing.
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Old January 3, 2013, 01:45 AM   #34
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Cor-bon .45 Colts, 300 or 325 grain.
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Old January 5, 2013, 02:18 PM   #35
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http://www.garrettcartridges.com/

Interesting read on the .44 mag against grizzlies.
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