It seems that too many people feel like they need a cannon or the like when in the woods to protect themselves from large animals.
Can anyone tell me why they think any mammal (take your pick) with their hide/bones, etc. can take a 220 grain going at 1300+ fps and delivering more then...
What would be your choice for self defense against wildlife in the following areas?
1) Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, Alaska)
-I'd look at a 454 Casull or 500 in at least a 5 or 6" barrel
2) SW USA
-454 Casull or hottest 44 Magnum load
3) Rest of USA