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The bear wasn't deterred by .45s and they want him to try pepper spray and noisemakers?? Bite me!!

The 10mm sounds like a better answer to that problem, more power and penetration. Much as I love it, the .45 ACP just doesn't have the penetration for big bear.

I think he's lucky to be alive, he kept a cool head.
 

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Sheepdog, I was just quoting that bit to show the type of ammo used. As much as I like the .45 as a fighting cartridge I would not feel safe in bear country with it. I would prefer something with more penetration, even a .357 Magnum with proper loads and better a .44 Spec or Magnum. A 10mm would be much better than a .45 for that.

I certainly agree about the .45-70.
 
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