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Old September 20, 2000, 10:23 AM   #6
Keith Rogan
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Join Date: March 11, 1999
Location: Kodiak, Alaska
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Yeah, what field-dressed said!

I don't think people appreciate the scale of these things till they run into one out in the boonies. A male brownie standing on his hind legs (as they often do to get a look at you) stands about 12 feet tall - look at your ceiling and then add 4 feet to that. Even a middling bear will weigh 1000 pounds, a big one may go 1500... A pistol of any kind feels awful puny against an animal like that.
I'd put it in the same category as carrying a .22 as a personal defense weapon against two legged predators - under perfect circumstances it just might work...

I carry a .45/70

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