Thread: 9mm v. grizzly
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Old January 26, 2020, 01:42 AM   #94
44 AMP
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Location: Upper US
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I wouldn't depend on a 30-30, and that's twice as powerful as a 44 Mag.
No, its not twice as powerful. Fired from the typical carbines a 150gr 30-30 will have approx. 1900ft/lbs and a 240gr .44 Mag will be in the 1500 ft/lb range.
That's approximately 400ft/lbs difference.

The .30-30 is more powerful but only less than 1/3 and no where near twice as powerful as the .44 Magnum.

9mm, 40, 45 aren't much more than an extension of bear spray that you can "spray" into the wind.
Apparently the 9mm "spray" was enough to kill the grizzly bear in question. No idea what the wind was though....
All else being equal (and it almost never is) bigger bullets tend to work better.
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