Author Topic: .54 cal vs grizzly bears  (Read 11116 times)

Offline oldtravler61

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Re: .54 cal vs grizzly bears
« Reply #150 on: May 25, 2022, 09:14:54 PM »
  Me thinks we've beat this subject to death more than the bears.   Oldtravler

Offline Panzerschwein

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Re: .54 cal vs grizzly bears
« Reply #151 on: May 27, 2022, 01:53:31 AM »
The old timers got many bears with .54s.

Still, Id prefer a hot loaded .62 as a minimum, with a .66 being better.

Offline WadePatton

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Re: .54 cal vs grizzly bears
« Reply #152 on: May 27, 2022, 03:38:39 AM »
Come on now let's pick the bones like buzzards on some tasty carcass across the trail:

I'd want backup no matter the bore. No backup and I'm out. Got to this age taking risks (and lots of close calls), so I'm about over all that now-as much as I can be,
maybe.

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Offline Daryl

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Re: .54 cal vs grizzly bears
« Reply #153 on: May 29, 2022, 01:53:38 AM »
LOL- I assume the bottom line summary, is that if properly loaded, the .54 might be just fine, however a larger bore, properly
loaded is better. Of course we are reminded of the Indigenous Woman in BC who killed the grizzly in the 60's with a .22LR. Let's
just say she was quite "lucky".
Daryl

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