When you should go from a bow to a gun...

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by swinefornicator, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. swinefornicator

    swinefornicator Monkey+++ Founding Member

    You can walk along feeling like you is good to go and then....

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  2. swinefornicator

    swinefornicator Monkey+++ Founding Member

    That's my 11.5 that holds up half of 210. Got no interest in wrestlin that sucker. Rather not stick an arrow in it, neither.
  3. marlas1too

    marlas1too Monkey+++

    that’s a nice bear track must be a black bear for such a small print
  4. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    My sons in Anchorage Alaska carry a 454 and the other a 500 when venturing off the highways. Most guides carry shotguns also, I am told.
  5. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Either a Shotty, or a 45-70 Guide Gun.....
  6. franks71vw

    franks71vw Monkey+++

    don't mean to hijack here but how well would a 30-30 do in this case?
  7. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    30-30 would be a BARE Minimum for a Clean Kill, at ranges inside 100 Yds. Alaskachick shot her's (Black Bear 350#) at 50 YDS with an 30M1 Carbine, because NO ONE told her that it was to small for Black Bears, raiding her SmokeHouse. Brown Bears are a whole n'other Ballgame here. 30-06, 45-70, .308 is a Minimum for them, and still inside 100Yds. Bigger is better for longer Ranges, and 12 Ga Slugs for inside 50 yds. Polar Bears are n'other whole different Ballgame, again. 30-06 is absolute Minimum inside 100 Yds, and one of the Larger Magnums would be preferable, like .338 WinMag, .300 WinMag, or some of the larger Weatherby Magnums. ..... YMMV....
  8. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Oh, about 50-50...;)
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