Re: Black Bear Hunting
no knife fights for me, if anything can get past 20 rounds of 7.62, 15 rounds of .40 and then 5 rounds of .357, they deserve to get me!
The rifle would be a better weapon anyway I think, if you run out of bullets, start swinging it hard, it can be a good impact weapon!
Last year I did quite a bit of my hunting with the single shot Ruger no.1 but I like having my M1A, plenty adequate caliber wise but 20 rounds on tap is hard to beat.
but Caneman, I would for certain get yourself a bear tag in the event you see one, you never know when you will stumble accross one. That's a lot of meat in the freezer!
"Loud noises don't end gunfights.... well placed shots do."