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Old 05-04-2013, 14:20   #41
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There was a story around a few years back where a handgun hunter went to Alaska for some brown bear. He took a S&W 500 mag on a sling for the hunt. IIRC, he had to shoot that monster grizz 9 or 10 times before it finally gave up the fight. Wow....
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Old 05-04-2013, 21:43   #42
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Yeah, story. On the internet, so it must be true.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of documented brown bear one-shot-drops with .41M, .44M, .45LC, .454C, .460SWM, and .500SWM. Many of the were HUGE. Since the beginning of recorded history, much lesser weapons have been used, successfully. If it takes 9 or 10 rounds of 500, someone was trying to save a rug. It would have required at least one reload, so the situation couldn't have been that dire after the first 5.
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Old 05-05-2013, 00:50   #43
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http://www.biggamehunt.net/articles/...kan-brown-bear

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In the end, the bear had been shot 12 times. Two bullets found their mark from the 47/70 rifle and there were 10 slugs from the pair of Smith & Wesson .500’s, all shot at close range. As we spoke, Glen Sr., a registered Master Alaskan guide said he had seen bears die with one shot and others like this big boy that took a barrage of shots before going down. Funny thing.
You read and decide for yourself, Kreskin.
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:03   #44
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I meant no slight on you, but the "story". The article reads like a romance novel, not that I read romance novels. I'm not saying it didn't happen, just that it's unique to the event, not the species or hardware. Unbelievable? Perhaps. Exaggerated? Most definitely. Maybe a tough kill, but not that tough. Too many things had to go wrong, to go that wrong. It's the exception, not the rule, if it happened.
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Old 05-05-2013, 15:41   #45
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I stepped up to a Man's cartridge -- 460 Rowland!

Here's my G21L with 24# Wolf Spring and LW Compensator that I put together today:

The 10 Ring

(yes - photo taken before I drifted in the rear sight)

Results of todays range time with a Chrony:

185gr Gold Dot Underwood Ammunition = 1630 fps & 1091 ft/lbs

230gr Gold Dot Underwood Ammunition = 1430 fps & 1044 ft/lbs

Definitely 44 Magnum territory!

With this long slide (solid top), 24# Wolf Spring, and LW Compensator -- it felt like target load 45 ACP Ball when shooting the full power 460 Rowland.

Shooting ball through the pistol without changing anything felt like 22 rimfire...
That picture gives me a stiffy, I am building something like that now.

There is a lot of BS about stopping bears or elk or anything
including people, CNS shots are #1 here, brain, neck and spine
are what works and spine has to be at sholder or forward for best results.

Anything that can penetrate through those will work.
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