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Best 10mm Glock load for grizzly bears?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by alfred10, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. alfred10

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    intheburbs Appleseed SI CLM

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    Personally, I'd go with a big bore revolver, but if you must use 10mm, I'd go with the 230-grain hardcast. Big chunk o' lead for a 10.
     
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    No handgun is good enough as a primary.
     
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    <------I think this might be sufficient. Loadings with more muzzle energy than a 30-06, equal to a 12-gauge magnum slug load, bullet weights up to 700 grains.

    Not saying I plan to do any bear hunting with it, but I would feel reasonably protected in bear country.
     
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    After a few years in Alaska, the general thoughts from the experts on the subject was this...

    Edmo
     
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    Grizzly + 10mm = bad news.
     
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    firemedic1343 Not an Expert!

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    I guess if I had to choose, I'd go with a 220 grain HC Buffalo Bore and hope to get a shot through the mouth into the brain cavity while he's eating me for dinner. :wavey:
     
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    I would highly advise you to consider a 10MM as a backup only. Your best bet is a 12 gauge loaded with slugs as your primary, or a 45-70. The 10MM might be ok for black bear but IMO, for browns it's not enough.
     
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    I am BIG fan of the 10mm but in this case I consider it backup :whistling:
     
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    Take what ever you want. Just shoot your friend in the leg and run. Remember the golden rule about the Griz....You don't have to out run the bear, just the guy w/ you.:)

    FB
     
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    In a random 10 bullet sample of DT's 230gr WFNs, average bullet weight was 223.7 grains; hi 224.8grs, lo 221.9grs. A stock Glock barrel probably will not stabilize DT's 230gr WFN, the bullet will begin tumbling before hitting its target.

    From the voice of experience;

    http://www.garrettcartridges.com/defensive.html

    Bob :cowboy:
     
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    Just load the Glock with a round that will blow it up, then throw it at the Grizzly.
     
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    You sure you need that much?

    You know, what with all the advances in 9mm bullet technology and all. :rofl:
     
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    No DT ammo on that video. :rofl:
     
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