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Old 03-13-2007, 10:13 PM
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I've paddled thousands of miles in the back woods. I usually carry a model 66 S&W .357 but a couple of years ago I paddled the McKenzie to the Arctic. Before leaving we checked up on what protection to take. After taking to the R.C.M.P they suggested a short barrel 12 gauge and to take both slugs and 00 buck.Had no difficulties with bears but saw alot.
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Old 03-14-2007, 09:30 AM
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Thanks for the feedback. I know alot of run ins with predators can be avoided but you just cant overlook the wallop a 12 guage makes with slugs and 00.
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Old 03-14-2007, 05:01 PM
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I would think that a riotgun loaded with slugs would weigh pretty close to a large handcannon and would be easier to carry.

The Ruger Alaskan in .454 might be a good one though.
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:09 PM
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I always carry my S&W 629 in a chest holster but for serious protection its reallyhard to beat a cross slung guide gun in 45/70. 405gr Kodiak JSP @ 1925fps packs a lot of punch and penetration far superior to most shotgun slugs. The dixie terminator slugs and brenneke big game slugs are supposed to be pretty good though.

I use my guide for for hunting a lot too, and is a great companion in the boat or across the handle bars of the 4 wheeler.


That being said I would gladly take a handful of common sense and precaution over any ammount of firepower.
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:24 PM
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Josh - Where did you find the composite stock for your Marlin?
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Old 03-15-2007, 07:27 AM
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I found this interesting read and thought it would fit well in this thread.

Enjoy...

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Old 03-15-2007, 05:54 PM
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Taurus "The Judge" 45 colt / .410 gauge


http://www.taurususa.com/products/product-details.cfm?id=198&category=Revolver


Load that baby with .410 buckshot and you should be all set. Pretty tough to miss anything with buckshot at close range.
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Old 03-15-2007, 09:03 PM
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The .375 Ruger or H&H Magnum is looking very promising to me.
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Old 03-16-2007, 09:27 PM
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Here are my thoughts.

If you want to stop a big bear before it gets too close you need a big rifle (orshotgun with slugs not buckshot)and fast second shots.

But a long gun is a pain to carry around and so it sometimes ends up left in camp or leaning against a tree out of hands reach. So a handgun may be more useful than a long gun.

A bigass cartridge with lots of BANG and recoil would be good for one shot with two hands. But if a bear is real close and about to bite, then you don't need more power than needed to penetrate some hide and skull bone. A .357 mag. is plenty for that. A double action revolver can be fired withtwo hands at 5 yards or with one hand at 3,2,1, and in his nose.

However they say that pepper spray has an instant effect and that would be nice

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