I agree the 329 PD is ideal with Lower Recoil .44 Magnum Ammo 255 gr. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Its a simple concept. Hard cast bullets at 1100 fps. You didnt say anything about the Ruger SuperRedHawk .454 Casull? I am 80 years old remember my dad had a meat market . Brian M.- I also did the same thing with my Glock 21 accept I started with the 45 Super cartridge. in he he stated that no matter how big of a rifle one has in their hands, when facing something that is fully willing and capable of stomping you into a frothy little puddle of blood and hair, no matter what youve got, its still going to feel like a willow switch. mountain lion primarily subsists on large ungulates, small mammals including porcupine, hares and rabbits, ground squirrels, and beaver may also supplement its diet. A 629 classic 44 Mag. A good .357 Magnum and I really like the Kimber K6s will definitely come in handy. Rain, Wind, Snow all those things can and will reduce the effectiveness of Bear Spray much more than they would affect the employment of a firearm. Now I know, what to expect and what to carry. With speed loaders in the hands of a competent shooter, the revolver can be reloaded almost as quickly as a pistol. Somewhere in my Paper Archives I have the Professors commentary and a stages of a Bear attack and at what point in his own words .. it is time to Shoot the Bear. I some what agree. Seeing the bull moose charging froze me. Works good for road rage as well. He makes a grizzly look like a cub. Maybe a man purse could hold 2 #s of C4? Can you show any proof that we are destroying anything? My colleague and friend Bryce Towsley (brycetowsley.com) is a veteran gun writer who has considerable experience with bears of all sorts. The lion did not attack further and the boys uncle shot at the cat. I saw one 200 yards from my home while deer hunting several years ago. (I have killed or watched others kill several with an ax when I was guiding. LOL. A doe once got a hoof caught in the top of a cyclone fence, near our property. One must realize that with the adrendeline flowing, a moving target and possibly poor light conditions it is not easy to hit well with a hand gun no matter how good you are at the range! If that is the mountain lion in the background why is it field dressed. I started reloading and when the bear got to about 12 yards, I dropped my percussion cap in the leaves. Perry can dispatch a coyote with a Ruger LCP you most certainly could do it with .38 Special +p or not and it will also kill a mountain lion. And maybe just maybe you walk away on the top side of the ground. Local dog hunters said lion are easy to kill and they use a 22lr pistol. Alfredo Gonzalez, 60 . coastal on the Alaska peninsula quartering away with a .338 Win mag. next fly out someplace and sleep in a tent than write something that means something. With a 3-inch barrel and a six-shot cylinder combining for a weight of just 25 ounces, this gun was made to be both carried and shot. Pretty cool! 7 tours of duty (Coast Guard) and 11 years of volunteer EMT3 doing Bush & Mountain rescue all over Alaska, 10 years as AK Hunter Safety instructor and professional brown bear photographer + successful hunter and competition shooter, and trapper. I see a lot of Blackhawk advocates. But, I still have the Marlin. Back in I live in Alaska. Carry the biggest freaking Gun you can shoot very very well ! Bear is a bear, you underestimate them at your own peril. There is a lot of nonsense out on the internet from people who have never seen a bear and have probably never cut up a dead critter to see what a bullet will do. .357 magnum will probably work as long as you're not running into any bears .44 magnum is preferable. trunnis goggins wife; can a 38 special kill a mountain lion. Most of the revolvers mentioned in this article are double action. I carry my Glock G20 SF 10mm when I walk our dogs. that will allow the bullets to be seated and crimped .100 further out than factory specs. While being careful not to say Bear Spray is the Cats meow.. (something to do with not wanting to have their pants sued off by someone who follows their articles advice and whose relatives sue? So the point is simple; a wonderful collection of pistols at home wont do you any good, youll have to make do with what you have, Like the Boy Scout motto says, Be Prepared. BTW chest rig is way to go with X frame revolvers. 480 ruger penetrated steel railroad plates by hitting so hard, the steel cracked and shattered. Folks need to realize that most .45 Colt cases are not strong enough to handle those high pressure loads even if the gun could. Carry the most powerful gun you can actually effectively use. Hunting, A .38 snubby? The range of a Mountain Lion may cover 25 to 785 square miles. A perfect shot to the brain may stop a griz or black bear with a smaller caliber but you cant count on a perfect shot every time. For those not familiar with this gun, think Dirty Harry. The .44 Magnum is definite bear medicine. Key Points: No dog, regardless of the breed, would be able to take on a full-grown mountain lion solo. That winter, I shot a buffalo @ 50 yards with 300 grain federal cast core in a ruger .44 carbine. I am playing with a m69 Smith and Wesson 44 mag. The 30-50 yd accuracy is simple.AMAZING SHOT PLACEMENT WITH POWER. However, I dont think that a short barrel revolver will produce such a velocity. And those advanced industrial countries will collapse when their native population collapses in 20-30 years. Something else. Two young men from SoCal (where else?) After all that I have come to some conclusions about killing things with a handgun. May 23, 2022 / by / in . I have both the Governor and a Public Defender Judge, but no steel framed .45 Long Colt guns. Mountain lion facts. Also, for killing venomous snakes. Mr. Massaro, it is men like you who make our country and our military great! I want to be able to pump 8 to 18 rounds in his head as fast as I can. Texas Teens Getting Carry Licenses! killed a mountain lion years back with a 3 inch 629, 240 grain hollow points, was not impressed. Of course you can imagine the hysterical reactions that suggestion creates.. A sidearm is a very smart idea. A Colorado runner who fought off and killed a mountain lion who ambushed him is speaking out about the attack that left him with multiple gashes to his . You will only have only one chance to prove fluffy wont kill you. They are beautiful animals I love seeing in the wild, but from a very safe distance, downwind of the bear. With those animals ranging from 30 pounds to 1200 pounds, there is no single optimum caliber/bullet combination. Just food for thought Stay safe Brian. cougars I mixed opinions about this article. I dont think it is funny to not mention bear spray. However, if you're going to deploy bear spray against a mountain lion, then you need to make sure of a few things. We were given dominance over the animals, and we all got here at the same time. Next post: AFLoader, the Automated Universal Pistol Magazine Loader, Previous post: Waterfowl Artillery: CZ Swamp Magnum, Your email address will not be published. They could see the best place to setup before the Mosquito came out. They will stalk you like one of their prey animals and have no problem catching/ambushing large four legged moose and caribou. I am a handgun hunter who lives in Wyoming and hunts the Beartooth. The only explanation that I can think of is that it was pumped full of adrenaline. I do not shoot rabid animals in the head for fear of spreading the rabies virus from the brain, I do not know if this is true or not but thats what Ive been told. Dick Casulls brainchild improves the ballistics of the .45 Colt even in modern handguns and provides an entirely different performance level for those who can handle it. . Absolutely. carry the biggest piece of iron that you can place multiple rounds accurately and in very little time, amigos.. Even had to qualify with it if you carried it as part of your job duties. Yes, the first round was the fatal round but it didnt stop the bear. Recoil is managable and porting helps, not like 454 casull or 460 mag, no, let me guess 500 s&w is the only option, the first pistol to come with wheels! Bye the way thats 6 rounds of death spitting out of the end of that gun ! Inside the house, condo, apartment, or indoors such should Ive hunted brown bear three times with a hand gun only. 3. In general, 10mm, .44 magnum, or better seems like the best choices (including .454 Casull). How many miles can a mountain lion travel? A 38 special? Nobody sane confronts a bear with a pistol, the 480 is not perfect for the job. # 3. We see bears here and there I have never had to shoot one however I carry my Freedom Arms 454 Casull 7 1/2 Barrel. Light to carry, manageable recoil, do a quick reload of 125jhp and your good for CCW. 9mm is acceptable against two legged foes, but with an angry mountain lion you want something with some real punch to it. The only grizzly I ever saw that was dead right there.. A mountain lion killed some goats about a half mile from us. Adult weight: Males range from 116-160 pounds and females, 75-110 pounds Do you have an animal or nature story to share with Newsweek? Mag seemed the best choice, at 100 yds a 375 H&H appeared even better, and at 25 feet a 155 mm didnt seem large enough! I was carrying my S&W M-57 4 inch gun. In Alaska, we not only have to deal with the common two-legged variety of vermin found in every place in the world, but also the large, four-legged beasts that can either kill and trample you with their hooves, or rip you apart with their claws and teeth; its the latter which draw hunters to the Last Frontier with high-power, large caliber rifles. What did you have I asked, he said he had a .454 Casull in a shoulder harness. They are not fun to shoot, not fun to carry. Anyway, Ive had my share of sleepless nights in a tent in Alaska and try to heed to basics keep food well away from camp, cook away from camp, dont camp on trails, avoid cubs like the plague, if approached give ground, etc. can a 38 special kill a mountain lion. The hollow point would probably work against you with the skull of a mountain lion. The 148 grain SC is great as long as it is a hollow base, and loaded backwards with the hollow base facing out. When it comes to wheel guns should they be ported? Ive lived and hunted and fished in Alaska since 1993. 296) Alan and Alex are correct. If the Hellsing 454 Casull is ever made (semi- auto), I want one. I shot that bear in the mouth without breaking a tooth on him cause he was popping his jaws whilst standing on his back legs trying to get thru the fence. What to do? . Great article. What would make a good companion piece [long gun] regardless of sidearm? You think living in the Alaskan bush 24/7/365 for 33 years as a bear guide makes you an expert? That combo gets exceptional penetration you just have to have a revolver that can handle it like that the Ruger, Freedom Arms, etc. Owing to circumstances at their place, I wasnt able to go. "It is unlawful to kill a mountain lion without a permit for the California Department of Fish and . Buffalo bore and underwood make fmj,hardcast and exteme hunter ammo. It is likely this mountain lion killed the lambs as they are readily available. There is no doubt that bigger and more powerful handguns are preferable for hunting but self protection at close range differs greatly from hunting as it requires quick, often multiple hits, from close range while under extreme stress. moose. No, probably not, but I would feel much better with this gun its easily concealable, doesnt weigh a whole lot, nor take up a lot of room than with no gun at all. Its time for some lab work, and the Feds arent going to let us stake a few bears out in someones back forty to test loads out on. 4 barrel, all stainless steel, adjustable sights and under 1.5 pounds. Defensive purse swinging! There are a lot of good things to be said about a shotgun and big buckshot in regard to saving ones own life! I also recommend if youre down to your last round and the bear is still coming, use the last round on yourself. Regarding my loads, Im partial to a 230 grain Federal Hydra-Shok jacketed hollowpoint staggered with 230-grain lead cast bullet, one following the other, the first round out of the magazine a Hydra-Shok. A 10mm Glock is not going to be too . She had gone out to get water and as she left she picked up her grandfathers .22 because up there you just never leave the cabin without a gun. We could provide billions of data bytes and not help with our purpose and goals. Its very light and handy to carry. Curiosity got the better of them, and they managed to discharge the canisters in their hotel room that night. But so Magnum revolver for not only armed defense against both two and four legged A much cheaper conversion but I did opt to get a 6Wolf barrel that I had them do a custom 4 hole porting on. sure, sure, sure. Most rangers will tell you a $50. Great article, even better advise-44 mag super redhawk will be on my side when the opportunity comes my way. 39% were found to . Lets stop trying to impress each other with useless specifications and gobbly-gooky BS. Just no big name in the periodicals. That wouldnt do it for me. a Ruger Blackhawk, chambered in .45 Colt, stainless finish with a 7 -inch barrel. is probably better than nothing but foolhardy in my opinion. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Perfect gun to have, I dont own one to date but I would love to have a monster K frame, you could practice with 45 long Colts. Schalow was 10 years old at the time. Same holster also. might be ok for a black bear, but will likely piss off a coastal bear. Despite the firepower, these guys all tried to avoid brown bear encounters. pistol. Most exhibit the same irrational fear of bears as the rest of the country and irrational fear does little to generate rational ideas. Your 9mm, .38 spl. . No semi-auto makes the grade except perhaps the .50 AE, but most ammo for that fails due to bullets. Considering all the crap I have received from all the internet commandos and bear experts for foolishly using only a 9mm I am glad I was not carrying my Tokarev! However, I can get 2 aimed shots with my hot 10mm for every one with any big bore revolver Ive ever shot. Even if the game warden had survived, he A black bear sow protecting a cub from your invasion of their space will have her way with you till she decides shes done. Remember you can be turned into bear shit with in two days if you are wrong! The way I see it there exists no substitute for accuracy, proper shot placement, and Capable yet not-overpowered, accurate and easy-to-control except in aluminum framed 2" snubnose versions, it remains a solid choice for discrete carry and pleasure shooting days at the local target range. I recently read the account of a man in Oregon who survived a black bear attack. Its available right now, only in 9 mm, .40 S & W and The 357 mag is much better then the 40S&W as well. My other handgun, my day-to-day gun, is a well-worn Smith & Wesson Model 36, in .38 Special. took advantage of this for their hike the following day. A man accused of taking part in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot is now facing house arrest for killing a mountain lion in Colorado - with a gun he wasn't supposed to have.. Patrick Montgomery was . Those pesky day to day perils of life keep getting in the way. BTW the 2nd encounter was by a friend who was carrying that old M572 shots on a wounded grizzly same load did him in. It provides some seemingly good info, but some is just confusing and troublesome. I read with interest the side arms in bear country. I asked what type of Rifle he carried. 1st Bullet passed completely through the animal head to rump. It was there all night and broke its leg, trying to get free. Native to the Americas, the puma, also called the mountain lion, cougar, catamount or panther, often shares its habitat with several other top predators, such as wolves, bears, coyotes and jaguars. Commander. Unlike grizzlies, black bears seem to be much less predictable and do not give as many signals huffing, grunting, ears back, etc. Jim Farmer Go to any gunshop youll find plenty of all those calibers for sale, used with very low round counts, wonder why? There are some real men out there who have seen a bear in a zoo and have shot their 500 SW 4 times 6 years ago. Ive ditch my .460 Rowland. so why risk it. I finally settled on attempting to use Hodgden Universal powder for the first go, since it shows the potential to give good velocity with the lighter 170-grain bullets. Most glocks can be purchased for about 600 dollars. I just wander where his Pistol and the rigging went to. Eventually, Ill get around to getting a .460 Rowland kit and chest holster for my 1911 and start taking that instead. Leave bear territory, do a quick mag switch and your back to the right rounds for CCW. A revolver is a one threat gun so unless you are Jerry Miculek you will run out of ammo with a revolver. But also a few manufacturers that load plus P 45 Colt rounds that are every bit as powerful as the 44 magnum. 10 mm. Something I doubt the 500 or 460 blunderbuss allows. A single action handgun is not a good choice as a defense weapon in any scenario. Carry the biggest gun you can for bears or charging moose. +P Semi-Wadcutter HP Ammo [38G] - $20.95 Or if you are really recoil sensitive these would work pretty well, non-plus p and low velocity. Of the pistols that you listed carry the one you shoot best. What about a Judge or Governor, that can shoot .45 Long Colt or .410 shotgun shells? I dont shoot them well enough, fast enough to satisfy me, 2. It has a 1 7/8-inch barrel and a five-shot cylinder in the classic snub-nosed configuration and wears a set of Pachmayr grips, which feel better than the standard J-Frame grips in my hands. Big bears do not get big being stupid around people. Now, my colleague and fellow Alaskan Phil Shoemaker has effectively defended himself with a 9mm against a charging brown bear, but I prefer to carry a .45 ACP with me as my round. Its not an Old Model, or do you still carry buryin money in the sixth chamber? Crossdraw holster. The key is putting the projectile in the right spot. But Great advice. Fly fishing in AK, and knocking around the woods I often carry a stainless charter target bulldog in 44 special. Again, his Smith and Wesson Model 66 Take it from someone who has been nose to nose with many big bears by accident if youre going into bear country willingly take as big a double action revolver as you can keep all rounds in the target black. Buffalo bore makes a 380 grain hardcast gas checked round now too. Really. Option to use 45 colt 454 cas and 460 mag. A mountain lion would win a fight against a wolf. I once was a .460 Rowland fan, too, at one time. Great point with the Redhawk recommendation! Had that sow felt threatened, I wouldnt have known what hit me. Everyone Practices Cancel Culture | Opinion, Deplatforming Free Speech is Dangerous | Opinion. Expert trackers look for the following to identify mountain lion tracks: Three lobes at the bottom of the pad. thank you kindly for sharing your extensive knowlege and guidance.I would be interested in your opinion of Underwood extreme penetrator cartridge 44 mag or 45 lc as to changing the attitude of a not well intentioned any bear . Mountain lions are apex predators with the ability to kill elk, mule deer, and coyotes with ease - but they aren't usually aggressive toward hikers and their dogs. But please.no one has mentioned marine flares..is the problem that they do not work or that they are too slow to activate. With that said, feel free to carry bear spray if you want. Does that mean my woods gun a .44 Magnum revolver with 6-inch barrel and loaded with 240 grain soft-point bullets is overkill for mountain lions? I called out local F&G agent. We hadnt thought of that. His wife left Houston shortly after he passed. against a pack of feral dogs a .38 Special is highly effective and lethal. It would beat the pants off any .44mag for sure. No mention here of my favorite back woods carry gun, a 50 cal Desert Eagle. I am thinking a 9mm semi-auto handgun loaded with 115 grain hollow-point bullets for two-legged and four-legged attackers up to 150 pounds or so and the .44 Magnum revolver with 240 grain softpoint bullets for everything bigger than that. Why not? Ill stick bird watching, hiking, backpacking, and enjoying nature. About ten years ago I killed a threatening brown/black bear with a .357 from an SP101 snubby. While hunting is one of my favorite pastimes, fishing and hiking are a wonderful means of spending time with friends and family and living in close proximity to both the Catskill and Adirondack mountains, there is ample opportunity for both of those activities. These people were lucky they didnt get rabies. Merrill, Oregon (Klamath County). Radically Invasive Projectile G2 ammo works! An old farm fence stopped the bear at 11 yards and gave me the chance to get that cap on. A rabid animal is something you do not even want to touch. It can push a 400-grain bullet to more than 1,500 fps, but I cant control it. Im more concerned with the organized gang activity here in Denver than all of the wild animal encounters in the universe. Yes! There are too many stories of people getting mauled by bears that charged right through their attempt to spray it, and they could never get to their gun in time once the bear hit. Are they prudent, not for me. Seriously funny ! Id be packing heat. Its lack of weight had me cringing at first, expecting some wrist-wrenching recoil, but I was pleasantly surprised with the manageability of the K6s. The entire time I was a patrol officer, 5 years, I carried a revolver. The bullet entered at the last rib on the right side and ripped through diagonally and lodged in the base of the neck on the left side. Cork Graham (corkgraham.com) , a fellow writer, hunter, and Alaska resident not to mention an actor on the Discovery Channel had a bit of a different perspective. I would still rather have a 12 gauge though. If I cant do it with that then I guess I was destined to lose that fight. Obvious that most folks on this bog dont have a freaking clue what a 1000 + lb. The SW 460 mag xvr is the best choice in my opinion. Good article. When I go into the Cascades, I always take a .357 revolver. My wife carries an old Model 60. hall county warrant list; delancey street rehab new mexico; frosty hesson wife brenda; atf agent tased; 3d dirt bike games unblocked; curt doussett birth date; , 2 2020. . Most hotels in Kalispell, Montana have a supply of bear spray on hand, which they will lend out to guests who wish to go hiking. One California farmer found herself caught up in a conservation dilemma, after a wild mountain lion attacked her ranch and killed her animals. Thanx! Cue the whining about how much of a shame it is to kill such a majestic animal. Certainly a .22 is enough to kill anything if you shoot it in the head point blank. It is illegal to injure or kill them. Carrying a 9mm, 10mm, 45 acp, etc. Thats why I would always plan to have with me.a friend who could not run as fast as me!!!!! Required fields are marked *. Chances are youll only get to use one? Fifty-four mountain lions in Alberta were tracked with GPS collars during a three-year study of . In the middle of our camps we kept a ready shotgun on a small folding table so if a quick exit from the tents was called for, everyone at least know where that one was. If I know ahead of time that Im heading into black bear country, I like to carry my big handgun: a Ruger Blackhawk, chambered in .45 Colt, stainless finish with a 7 -inch barrel. They were highly experienced survivalists. What do you know! The .45 Colt (L) and .454 Casull (R). I use it on my sailboat for protection in the Bahamas, to take out boat engines. Both are excellent sidearms but leave something to be desired when confronting big game in the boonies. Thousands of empty Ancient Churches that have been converted into libraries and or apartment buildings are testament to that. Under normal circumstances, the lion would have returned to eat the prey. A 10-year-old boy was killed by a mountain lion while hiking near Grand Lake in 1997, and an adult runner was killed in Idaho Springs in 1991. just my 2 cents. Humans travel about 21MPH tops.. Bears.. 35mph.. If you get to take a shot while standing, you should be making an effort to evade an attack while at the ready. But, he says, for now, money is tight and he likes his old service size S . 50 round box should last a lifetime. However many decades ago, I was a PPC competitor. I have two dogs and they said that might provoke the bears. It took two more rounds to bring it down, running about 60 yards. Will a 9mm or 38 spl kill a bear? I read that several times as well. My 10mm load is right at 700. Honestly for a Mountain Lion a human does not have a good chance when it comes down to human w/ knife vs mountain lion, but I do recommend he has a knife in case he would be knocked to the ground or a last resort. With bears you keep shooting until it stops moving your survival depends on tossing allot of big, heavy lead very fast. Your bear protection gun is never going to be your regular carry gun, no long afternoons firing box after box it is a single purpose tool. From the Noatak to Frazier Lake, Kodiak, Ive seen a lot of bears. Thats a lot of lead and a lot of head ( aka, big meplat). Its also probably a one or two shot deal, so firepower is irrelevant. , .357 mag. The video shows the mountain lion sneaking up around a corner behind an unsuspecting deer and rapidly tackling it to the ground, before dragging it off by its neck. Mr. Shoemakers observations about irrational fear, opinions based on nonexperience or shilling, and the need for multiple hits in a hurry are the most astute and real world in this series. He said he was not scared of all the trips he made. A good friend used to go to Alaska to fish. A farmer living in Lower Lake, in Lake County, noticed the dead lambs last week and notified the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. At least .40 caliber, 300 grains and 1,000 fps. Especially when you carry an extra mag. Im paraphrasing a bit here, but I once read an article by Bill Jordan about a new Weatherby rifle he was about to take on safari to Africa. My first choice is a Springfield XD 5 inch in 460 Rowland. An interesting piece giving advice from expert typewriter shooters to bear hunters. I can hit an outboard engine at 100 yards. The one time I did push these cases was to experiment with that claim, and after 5 heavy loadings, the primer pockets were very loose, but no sign of any case separation. Self-Defense, . thanks again from a Liberal Gun Toting Okie! The +P shoots a bit higher than the standard 44mag rounds. bear which turned on him. There was also a guy who used the Air Force M6 .22 LR/.410 GA over/under rifle/shotgun. As to the power of black bears, I shot a big boar with a 240 grain CVA slug at about 60 yards. There is a term for that. I wasnt sure if the .357 was really optimal for bear spanking as my father, a hunter and 23 year US Army Combat Veteran would say and couldnt bring myself to splurge on either 10mm or something in the .44 magnum ranges. Yea, a revolver and its speed loaders generally only hold 6 rounds each, but it can be reloaded very quickly. The statement that you wont be able to dump a full magazine into a charging bear is likely true as well. Join half a million readers enjoying Newsweek's free newsletters. False economy at that point. into camp look for a meal in the ice chest. After being carjacked 2 years ago, I WILL NOT be a victim, again. While out horseback riding, I cant tell you how many rattlers Ive killed rattlers with my 9mm. Answer (1 of 2): Plenty of them. Until you dump a 15 rd mag into some calibrated ballistics gel, hold your amateur and mis-informed comments for all the other mommys wanna bes. 200gr LRN out of my G29 or EAA Elite Match. Just aim above the front tire, through the fender taking out the engine block. I hope those guides told you that if you fire a round, bears start coming from all directions to eat the free gut pile. I took a 29 S&W 6 .44 mag. Ive literally seen .38 spl ricochet of the skulls of hogs, later being found somewhere between the hide and muscle upon skinning. Photo Courtesy: Cork Graham. Another survivalist carried a lever action .357 MAG rifle. Again, please keep in mind that we only have black bears to contend with here in New York. Your .357 magnum should be fine and easier to get off a second shot on target. Are Jerry Miculek you will run out of ammo with a pistol without a permit for the time! 4 inch gun contend with here in New York that gun the of... 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