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No More 10mm Auto for me...

Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by flyandscuba, May 3, 2013.

  1. dougader

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    There was a story around a few years back where a handgun hunter went to Alaska for some brown bear. He took a S&W 500 mag on a sling for the hunt. IIRC, he had to shoot that monster grizz 9 or 10 times before it finally gave up the fight. Wow....
     
  2. dm1906

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    Yeah, story. On the internet, so it must be true.

    There are hundreds, if not thousands, of documented brown bear one-shot-drops with .41M, .44M, .45LC, .454C, .460SWM, and .500SWM. Many of the were HUGE. Since the beginning of recorded history, much lesser weapons have been used, successfully. If it takes 9 or 10 rounds of 500, someone was trying to save a rug. It would have required at least one reload, so the situation couldn't have been that dire after the first 5.
     


  3. dougader

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    http://www.biggamehunt.net/articles/handgun-hunting-alaskan-brown-bear

    You read and decide for yourself, Kreskin.
     
  4. dm1906

    dm1906 Retired SO

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    I meant no slight on you, but the "story". The article reads like a romance novel, not that I read romance novels. I'm not saying it didn't happen, just that it's unique to the event, not the species or hardware. Unbelievable? Perhaps. Exaggerated? Most definitely. Maybe a tough kill, but not that tough. Too many things had to go wrong, to go that wrong. It's the exception, not the rule, if it happened.
     
  5. happie2shoot

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    That picture gives me a stiffy, I am building something like that now.

    There is a lot of BS about stopping bears or elk or anything
    including people, CNS shots are #1 here, brain, neck and spine
    are what works and spine has to be at sholder or forward for best results.

    Anything that can penetrate through those will work.