Originally Posted by aa1911
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!
How about a rifle with a good bayonet? I don't use a pistol in NC you have to register them with the Sheriff-and I don't want to register anything, though if there is any law enforcement I would trust would be local sheriff. The county I live in is very rual. I am in a town of 200 or less folks. We DO have a lot of black bears here about 15 miles away a fella got one about 800 pounds.