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What caliber for grizzlies? Large-bore brass..err..."musket" balls

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Lbys, Jun 7, 2008.

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  1. Lbys

    Lbys Member

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    This Canadian out-toughs just about anyone I've read about recently. No word on the caliber of rifle, but whatever it was, it pales in comparison to his own actions. Link:

    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/cbc/080606/canada/vancouver_bc_grizzly_attack_survivor

     
  2. Eric F

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    Well for that I would take the best I have, the 50-90 sharps. For when it absolutely positively has to be killed on the first shot!
     
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Yep!

    Big balls are never a mistake when it comes to Grez!

    rcmodel
     
  4. Goblin

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    375 H&H!!! What'd I win????:)
     
  5. Eric F

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    I trump your 375H&H with a 700 Nitro Express, as if 50-90 wasnt enough lol!
     
  6. George C Morrison

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    A Marlin 1895G(or GS)Guide Gun in 45-70 with Randy Garrett's 415 grain Hammerhead load will put the Grizzly to sleep very quickly with one well placed round.
    And a little easier on the shoulder than the 700 Nitro.:)
     
  7. Tomcat47

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    George C Morrison.....You stole my thought!

    Some things are just meant for certain things are they not!
     

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  8. LeonCarr

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    For that scenario, a Marlin 1895CB .45-70 (the cowboy model that holds like 9 rounds) loaded with Garrett Hammerheads or an extended tube Remington 870 loaded with Brennekes. Heavy slugs, rapidly fired and properly placed.

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
  9. George C Morrison

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    Great minds(?)thinking alike Tomcat!
    A great pic of a great gun.I went to the safe and am now fondly looking at mine.Thank you for the inspiration.:)
    Of all my rifles ,this is my favorite.
     
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    Distance, y'all are forgetting the importance of distance; lots of distance.
     
  11. Eric F

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    lets put an interesting twist to this, what would be the smallest caliber you would trust?

    I pick a lever action 500 S&W Mag by wildwest guns.
     
  12. George C Morrison

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    30.06,220 grain load with really fine shot placement.
     
  13. Catherine

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    This would work too...

    http://www.marlinfirearms.com/firearms/bigbore/1895GS.aspx

    Model 1895GS

    The lever action 45/70 carbine that can take on any kind of game can also take on any kind of weather. Our best-selling Model 1895G Guide Gun is available in stainless steel. The receiver, barrel and all major metal parts are machined from stainless steel, and most other metal parts are nickel-plated. It features an 18.5" stainless steel barrel with Ballard-type cut rifling, a 4-shot tubular magazine, an adjustable semi-buckhorn folding rear sight and ramp front sight with brass bead and Wide-Scan™ hood. The stock is American black walnut with cut checkering and a ventilated recoil pad.
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    Caliber 45/70 Gov't.
    Capacity 4-shot tubular magazine
    Action Lever action; side ejection; stainless steel receiver, barrel, lever, trigger guard plate, magazine tube and loading gate. Hammer block safety.
    Stock American black walnut straight-grip stock; cut checkering; ventilated recoil pad; tough Mar-Shield® finish; swivel studs.
    Barrel 18.5" with deep-cut Ballard-type rifling (6 grooves).
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    Sights Adjustable semi-buckhorn folding rear, ramp front sight with brass bead and Wide-Scan™ hood. Solid top receiver tapped for scope mount; offset hammer spur (right or left hand) for scope use.
    Overall Length 37"
    Weight 7 lbs.
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    Caliber 45/70 Gov't.
    Capacity 4-shot tubular magazine
    Action Lever action; side ejection; solid top receiver; deeply blued metal surfaces; hammer block safety.
    Stock American black walnut pistol grip stock with fluted comb; cut checkering; rubber rifle butt pad; tough Mar-Shield® finish; swivel studs.
    Barrel 22" with deep-cut Ballard-type rifling (6 grooves).
    Twist Rate 1:20" r.h.
    Sights Adjustable semi-buckhorn folding rear, ramp front sight with brass bead and Wide-Scan™ hood. Solid top receiver tapped for scope mount; offset hammer spur (right or left hand) for scope use.
    Overall Length 40.5"
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  14. 41magsnub

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    A slower friend trumps distance!
     
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    I really like those B.C.'rs... they're tougher than nails!!
     
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    You know preparation is a big word when traveling through Grizzly country!

    Adding the twist of the smallest caliber you would trust is a thought, so IF i went into Grizzly country unprepared and all I had was a .22 I would give him all I got!

    Fred Bear woud have used a (recurve) Bow and Arrow and let him come on in to about 25 yards I suppose.

    George C You are a Gentleman and a Scholar, as well as a wonderful Marlin enthusiast as I. Hats Off
     
  17. TallPine

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    I've actually been through Dease Lake a couple times. The hiway wasn't paved back then - late 70s.

    It was impressive that at the rest stops and campgrounds along the Cassiar, they had the garbage cans hanging in pairs on tall t-shaped posts. :uhoh:
     
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    What about a taser in these situations? I've seen the video of one dropping a bull so I would think it had the stopping power, especially compared to anything as portable. However would it be able to penetrate the fur? Would it just make the bear angry? Thoughts?
     
  19. Cosmoline

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    The only "taser" I know of that stopped a local brown bear was packing 5,000 raw volts:

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    That was at a local urban park in the middle of Anchorage. And if you'll notice, he never let go!
     
  20. neviander

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    How about having the bear lunge at you while holding a long spear? like on The Edge :D
     
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    I was so rooting for the bear in that movie. Why do they give The Butler so many roles? I hate him. Not to mention he who shall not be named here. The evil Baldwin. And no U2 hits anywhere in sight.
     
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    Uh, you named him he who is not to be named here. The other's in the family don't count. :evil:
     
  23. George C Morrison

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    Well,that is a real compliment that I don't know if I deserve.
    But thank you,sir!:)
     
  24. esmith

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    .22 short. Killed me grizzlies and even up to hippos. I really trust my life with one of those.
     
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