The title says it all. I carry my S&W 686 with me hiking and backpacking, and need some suggestions on a good cartridge to carry. My main concern is two legged tweakers, but I want the best chance of stopping any animals that present a danger. Around here the black bears are pretty small, there are also wild boars and mountain lions. Before its suggested, I know a .44 mag would be a better option. So lets hear your opinions... Wanna kill these ads? We can help!