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Old March 6, 2007, 03:50 AM   #1
Join Date: January 10, 2007
Location: Virginia
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Grizzly Bear Rifle/Shotgun

I plan on doing some hiking in bear country probably alaska or in the lower 48. Anyway my question is i'm looking at getting a 12ga Pump Shotgun(Moss 500 or Rem 870)or a Marlin 1895 Guide Gun in 45/70. Which do you think would do the best against a Grizzly? I know the 45/70 gov is a known bear cartridge, but what I don't know is how many shots it takes to put a bear down. I'm just trying to gather some info, also i'm not buying these for hunting just protection in bear country. I've heard that the 12ga with the right ammo is also effective but is it as effective as the 45/70(or is the 12ga more effective?).
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