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What is better for stoping a charging bear?

Old 11-30-2016, 05:23 PM
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I've never been charged by a bear, but what I do believe is true about a gun that will stop a charge is you basically need a panzerfaust. Outside of that, whatever gun you have will not stop a charging bear unless you are able to hit them in the brain or spine. Otherwise, no matter where they're hit, a bear committed to charging and attacking will get to you. You need to be able to switch them off. A bear hit in the heart or lungs might have as much as 10 seconds of consciousness before succumbing to the wound. Think of how much damage they might do in 8 or 10 seconds.
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Old 12-05-2016, 05:08 PM
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Ditto, Sage!

As far as a Freedom Arms, they're super pistols, but IIRC they're all single action. IF I had to choose a pistol (I'm a bear spray man), I'd want a DA.
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Old 12-16-2016, 06:49 AM
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460 S&W Alaskan.
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Old 01-02-2017, 04:44 PM
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.45 hollow points.
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Old 01-02-2017, 05:35 PM
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To stop a charging bear, take away his credit card!
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