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Caliber to carry to deal with agressive bears or mountain lion?

Thread in 'Hunting Chat' started by Everywhere.sharks, Jul 12, 2018.

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    i have run into a black bear twice now on my property and fortunately it has always headed away from me, but in case he/she comes at me.. what caliber is best? I usually carry a 45 with Hyrum a-shock jhp. I also heard repeated screams at like 3 am one night, went outside and as soon as I flashlighted the area it was located.. something large took off through the underbrush. I found a video of a female mountain lion calling for a mate and it sounded exactly like what I heard.. Just want to be prepared if something decides to come at me. Thoughts?
     
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    guess its time to move.
     
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    you need yourself a glock 20!
     
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    22LR - applied to the kneecap.....of your companion. You don't have to outrun the bear, just your buddy.

    On a serious note - 44 mag as a minimum.
     
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    I would hunt that ***** before it hunted me
     
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    Lol
     
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    Always heard bear meat tastes like super rich filet!
     
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