Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 10/22plinker, Aug 18, 2008.
for pistols that is.....
pattern them in your revolver first!!!
rifled barrel does things differently to scatter shot....
there's a reason shot guns are smoothbore.
I like the advice of pistol shotshells but definitely practice and see what they do. You may just find a hole in your patterning on paper that will be nice to know about in advance...
I would not recommend a "long gun" because it'll be too heavy and cumbersome for what you'll be doing where you're going. I'd recommend a .357 magnum or a .44 magnum revolver and maybe one or two extra moonclips just to make you feel better. The only critters you need to worry about up here are black bears (garbage fed and people tamed) and wolves, timber and regular. We've got plenty of both up here.
Edit: A 10mm would be good too.
Effie east of where you talk of. Many years spent at a family cabin
on Eagle's Nest Lake, with a walk in to Bearhead Lake. Teen years
spent on the Gunflint Trail and beyond. Not much in the way of
Canada gun laws in the 50's. Nothing dangerous enough to war-
rent a protection gun. Most was once a ticked off moose chased
and challenged us. Carried a 22 handgun to supplement food supply
when tiring of fish. Timber wolves and bear were seldom seen except
for tracks. In Canada each Povidence have their own law. Ont. used
to be very tolerant in those days without restrictions to speak of. No
great distance portages in that area you plan on. Many areas, ya can
almost throw the canoe from one lake to another. The less weight
possible would be my thought. Do you really feel the need for protection?
Can remember a few dinners of fool hens harvested without firearms.
Can't tell ya how they had an accident and fell out of a tree
In that area, Id pack a .357, stainless, whatever model tickles yer fancy.
More importantly be sure you bring a good quality waterproof camera and some good rain gear as I have never made a trip without getting rain on at least once. And have fun, it truly is an amazing place.
Oohrah,I did and do everywhere.
Evil can strike anywhere,anytime, even in beautiful Boundary Waters.
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