.357/.45 Black Bear country back up

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  1. focusmaniaczx3

    focusmaniaczx3 Member

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    what would be your opinion on a 6 inch barrel judge firing pretty hot .45 long colt loads? its the biggest caliber hand gun i have and thats what i take with me when im in the woods. ive been thinking about getting a 500 S&W
  2. GoodOl'12gauge

    GoodOl'12gauge New Member

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    Ive been in grizz territory only once and for back up i wore both of my saa .45 colts both loaded with my 250 grain jhp's with unique powder behind them. 5 1/2 inch barrels and in a double hip rig.
  3. fritz

    fritz New Member

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    I hunt bears with hounds, this is what i carry in with me. a Marlin 1895GS, 45-70. and a Ruger Super Blackhawk 44 mag. as a back up weapon.

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  4. old semperfi

    old semperfi New Member

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    i would not choose either,a 44 mag would be the least i would go if i couldnt afford a 500 s&w mag.if you only have the two then if it is a ruger 45 reload or buy custom rounds to make up the difference,i wouldnt even consider the 357. old semperfi
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