Backpacking/Backwoods Gun

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  1. KenBGlock19

    KenBGlock19 SEMPER PARATUS

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    I'm going to be doing a lot of camping/backpacking this summer in CT/NY. Need suggestions for a bear/animal gun that is compact, practical, and able to take down a bear if needed. No idea where to start with this one, so all suggestions welcome. Must be a rifle/shotgun due to ridiculous NY laws. Thanks!
     
  2. Glock-it-to-me

    Glock-it-to-me Catching liars

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    Winchester Trapper in 45 Colt loaded with Double Tap .45 Colt +P 335gr WFNGC hardcast loads
     
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    glock 20, or 29 if you prefer
     
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    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    bear spray and bear-common sense
     
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    a good lightweight mountain rifle in .308 win
     
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    Glock20 10mm Use Linux!

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    I carry a G20 with Double Tap 230GR WFNGC rounds...
     
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    Marlin 1895G Guide Gun
     
  8. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    Wear bear bells. If you find yourself between a sow and her cubs, you'll never shoulder a longarm.
     
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    If it has to be a handgun, I'd go with a Ruger in .44 Mag or .45 Colt with a hard, Keith-style bullet.
     
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    12 gauge shotgun. I like the High Standard Model 10B. There is also a Mossberg Pullpup that used to be available. Or any or the self defense models that 6+ round capacities as an alternative. Would it need to be limited to 3 rounds due to hunting laws?

    Another option is a Kel-Tec KBR with a 20 round Magazine.

    All compact and powerful enough for any bear or other creature likely to be encountered, if you do your part.
     
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    mitchshrader Deceased

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    I like my 7600 .30-06 carbine, and someone will suggest a pump 12, and someone will suggest a 44 magnum lever action..

    Have enough gun, use a gun you've practiced with, and a shotgun with slugs is likely the cheapest reasonable answer.
     
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    i dont think he's going hunting,

    and the guns most suggested above will be left in camp after the first hike,

    personally my choice is the glock 20, with hot rounds, actually hot loaded gold dots ..

    good choices are double action rugers in something around 44 mag, single action rugers if your into those, same specs 44 or so ..

    also some tauruses are okay .. again 44 mag or similar,
     
  13. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    There is a reason many here are suggesting long guns.
     
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    I vote for 44 mag lever action Marlin. I carried one on my hikes for years. Short, compact, accurate, slim with no protruding magazines and 10 rds of 44 Mag is enough firepower unless you are in Grizzly territory. Then you neen 45-70/444 Marlin model.
     
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    oh i know, the only thing affective on bears is a large caliber heavy rifle that is left in your camp when you go hiking ..

    youve got black bear,

    its not like they are difficult to put down,

    not to mention the likelyhood of them attacking a random person is very low,
     
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    and actually every thing i said is irrevelent because i missed the part about it needing to be a rifle or shotgun ,

    so then my choice goes to a lever action gun , or a shotgun ..

    but my personal choice for back packing and hiking still remains to be a glock 20,
     
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    this is what you need!
     
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    Hairspray and a lighter.
     
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    As stated, a guide gun, or a lever 44mag or .30-30. You cannot go wrong with proven technology.