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Old May 28, 2013, 08:21 PM   #26
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What experience do you have with large caliber, heavy recoiling revolvers? For large bears, 300gr bullets at 1200fps is the minimum. If little to none, a 12ga pump with Brenneke slugs is a better choice.
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Old May 28, 2013, 08:23 PM   #27
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Well, the original post didn't specify what type of revolver, just a .44 Magnum, for the possibility of having to defend himself against a disturbed beer.

I countered with the .45 Colt in a Ruger. I love the .44 Magnum cartridge in both Smiths and Rugers, though at my age I am leaning towards the single action sixgun. But from my experience, while the .44 Magnum beats everything else all hollow (except certain wildcats in custom sixguns) for long range performance, the old .45 Colt, loaded heavily as I stated, is just the ticket for up-close-in-your-face smashing power.

And as I assumed from the original post, he wanted something more portable than a shoulder/chest carry rig.

So I'll make no amendments to my original statements.

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Old May 28, 2013, 08:41 PM   #28
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If little to none, a 12ga pump with Brenneke slugs is a better choice.
Not really but it doesn't keep people from believing it. Lots of myth and legend surrounding shotgun slugs.
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Old May 28, 2013, 10:38 PM   #29
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Don't worry about shotgun penetration with such as Black Magic or Dixie Slugs (neither of these are old foster type slugs.)

In the 'Bone box'...

The Dixie slugs (730 grains!) penetrated 29 inches of wetpack. 416 Rigby round with a 400 grain Partition penetrated 30 inches.

Yes the 500 Linebaugh 525 grain Buffalo Bore load at 1097 fps penetrated 50 inches but... bear are not Cape Buffalo.

29 inches is over 2 feet and they included 'bone' in their box test.

Any frontal shot of a bear will connect with either head or shoulders.

No idea about Black Magjic slugs but 600gr at 1500 (true velocity) with hardened slug won't be no foster slug!

And Bernanke makes a 'special forces' AP slug to if you want more!

Oh, and they all kick like the dickens (but so does the .500.)

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Old May 30, 2013, 12:51 AM   #30
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...44 Magnum, for the possibility of having to defend himself against a disturbed beer.
Not exactly what I figured when I heard of those Frat boys "shooting beers".

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