I very rarely see bears around here and they are usually on the small side, but I want a 500 S&W just because.
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Here in my part of va bears coyote and wolfs are just a fact of life. City people moving in and not paying attention to their surroundings don't need to mention the deer population.
But a500 Smith would be cool
All you need is a little .22.
Just shoot your buddy in the kneecap and the bear will go after him instead.
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My. Daddy told me I don't to run faster than the bear I just need to run faster than you!
Ruger's are built like tanks. As a reloader I can get more FPE from a 45 vs 44.
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Bears can be very hard to kill. And once you shoot them, they can get angry and will attack and **** you up.
A .44 Magnum would be the very smallest thing I'd consider for bears. If there was any serious chance I'd have to take on a bear, I'd just jump to the .500 S&W.
Lots of people shoot bears with .44s, and even .357s... but there's a huge difference between hunting a bear, choosing your position, and shooting one from a distance, and between having one step out from around a building or tree a dozen feet from you.
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