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Killer Grizzly (GRAPHIC PHOTO"S) Part 1

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by grizcty, Feb 27, 2010.

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  1. grizcty

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    Killer Grizzly (GRAPHIC PHOTO"S) Part 1

    Not sure, if this is the right section to put this?

    A friend, sent these to me last night.

    This Grizzly killed five of Chad’s dogs, this past Dec in Coldfoot at minus 30.
    It ate two, and was laying on top, of the three it had buried.
    Chad never carries a gun when he goes to the dog pens, but he had a .38 in his pocket this time.

    The grizzly charged, and he killed it.
    Hard to believe he could stop a charging grizzly, at close range with a .38 but he did!

    The bear was about 25 years old.
    But as you can see, he had good body fat, so he was not starving.

    F&G took the hide, and it might be at the auction.

    Pass this on, to anyone/everyone.
    Who does NOT believe in gun ownership, or the 2nd Amendment!
    Kinda hard to call 911, when a bear is charging you!.;)

    "If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a Nation gone under."
    -- Ronald Reagan

    A man WITH a gun is a CITIZEN
    A man WITHOUT a gun is a SUBJECT

    Take care, be safe.
    God Bless.
    Chris - Alaska
     

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  2. cottonmouth

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    Wow! He needs to get a bigger gun! But I guess he had all he needed that time. Glad he wasn't found out there with the dogs.

    J.B.
     
  3. jahwarrior

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    if i were a religious man, i would say that your friend had the hand of G*D resting on his head that day, to be able to stop a grizzly with a .38....

    but i'm not religious, so i'd say your friend was extremely lucky, and needs to go play the Powerball tomorrow.
     
  4. Onward Allusion

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    A .38 , eh? I thought .38's were relegated to target practice - at least that's what the "professionals" say. :rolleyes:

    Glad your friend wasn't eaten in the process.
     
  5. Cosmoline

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    The boar was up eating dogs in the middle of winter? At minus 30? That's big news. I would have suspected wolves.
     
  6. David E

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    How many times did he shoot and where did he hit it ?
     
  7. DFW1911

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    .38...many of us thought a Griz could only be stopped with a hand cannon or .338 at the very least.

    If this bear was out of his den I'm guessing he didn't put on enough fat before hibernation?

    All I can say to your friend is well done. Sound like he kept his head, concentrated on shot placement, and made it happen.

    Can you get more details on how many rounds, what type, and where he hit the charging beast?

    I've been bluff charged by a Brownie, and for those of you who haven't, I can assure you it is not fun in the least. Three of us had 12 gauges w/ .44 Mags as backups and felt under-armed.

    That particular bear was kind of a brat, though, s/he just wanted our fishing spot, which we gladly relinquished :).
     
  8. H&Hhunter

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    Those pictures sure are vague. Why not show a bit more?

    How often do bears come out of hibernation @ -30 Deg?
     
  9. Lone Star

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    I read about a gunner on a B-17 whose .50 cal. went dry, so he fired at an attacking ME-109 with a S&W .38. Must have hit the pilot, as the plane went down. Placement is everything!

    It always irritates me to read a post like this one, where there is no data on the exact ammo, rounds expended, and placement. Others have also requested this above.

    Please ask your friend these questions. Otherwise, we learn relatively little from the encounter,except that some men have a lot of luck.

    But it does refute the notion that handguns are useless against a bear.

    The teeth on this bruin look worn, and one is broken at the tip. I'd say that it might have taken to stalking men before long, if it ever got the idea.

    Lone Star
     
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    December, in Alaska? That puts a different perspective on things. That bear should have been hibernating instead of eating hot dogs.
     
  11. Confederate

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    If one shoots for the nose or the mouth, it's entirely possible to lodge a bullet in the brain or the spinal cord. The problem is penetration. If the bullet is heavy and can get to the vital areas of the brain, or sever the spinal cord, it will do the job. My uncle knows a fellow who hunts grizzlies with a .22LR. He knows where to shoot and always has a backup, though, so he's not entirely crazy.

    It's tough losing a dog. Three's even worse. I imagine if the guy had had a 4-inch tactical folder, that he would have gone after the bear with that!
     
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    Your friend must be one cool shot. At minus 30 I doubt I could hit the broadside of a barn as I'd be shaking so badly.
     
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    For all you guys who think you need to carry BIG GUNS to do damage, think again. Anyone that thinks carrying a .380 0r .38 is too small, think again. If it could drop a grizzly, it could save your life in a self defense situation. No man is tougher than a full size bear!
     
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    I would be willing to bet that Chad is not going anywhere unarmed , anytime soon.
     
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    Wow!

    I'm glad your friend is O.K..


    After a bluff charge from a brown bear, I'd leave too. Besides, after crapping my pants, I wouldn't be able to concentrate on fishing anyway. :)
     
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    ***? Rotflmfao
     
  17. Action_Can_Do

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    I used to use a 22lr to hunt grizzly until I discovered my fists were better for it.:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    Oh, this is sooo interesting ...
     
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    What's with the chain around the griz's paw.
     
  21. Cosmoline

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    The other photos show the bear being strung up and skinned. It does appear to be up here and during the winter.

    Bears do sometimes come out briefly esp if they are having problems. An old boar without enough fat might be such a case, and would be exceptionally dangerous. But it's not typical. I'm hopeful the OP comes back with additional details esp. names.
     
  22. Onward Allusion

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    Amen to that.

     
  23. Marlin 45 carbine

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    judgeing by crude testing in stacked wet carboard my .02 is that a hard-cast 158gr rn slug could do the job with good placement - but that's an unlikely or very lucky brain/spine shot. that's one lucky feller IMO.
     
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    Seems like an unusually lucky hit, with the wrong tool. I always go with the school of thought of "use enough gun."
     
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    What can work, and what usually works consistently, can be 2 different things.
    There have been men killed with a .22 short, and men who have walked away after a hit by a .44 magnum.
    Both shot placement and luck have a hand in both instances.
    "Personally", I would prefer to have enough gun... place my shot properly, AND be lucky.


    Jim
     
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