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    Caliber wars-redux

    O.K. All you, "If it don't start with a .4 it ain't big enough" crowd,
    what do you have to say about this?
    Woman kills grizzly bear with a single .22Lr shot!

    www.angelfire.com/on2/LandOwner/misc/Grizley1.html
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    BOY did I get a lot of popups and associated crap on that web page.

    Here's what I say about a story of a bear dying from a .22LR. I have a good .22 in my safe. I also have a .45. I'm taking the .45.

    Or, to put it another way, this video doesn't convince me that parachutes are unnecessary:

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHorse View Post
    BOY did I get a lot of popups and associated crap on that web page.
    Sorry about that.
    That's the first time I'd been to that site, but I didn't get any popups.
    My security setting must be stricter than yours.

    Wasn't trying to spam anyone. I just found the story fantastic.
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    Just like real estate...location....location. I wouldn't go bear hunting with one, but would rather have one then a stick

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    Yes, it is! Check out this photo:

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    Talk about the right to bear arms!
    "It is wonderful, in the event of a street fight, how few bullets seem to hit the men they are aimed at." Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail, Theodore Roosevelt, 1888

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    Yea, I remember that story from a long time back. She was out hunting small game and the bear came wandering up. She popped it in the ear with a .22. If I remember correctly it held the record for quite some time. It's a big sucker, isn't it? Let's just say that she shoots better than I do and she has more cahones than I do. This might have been one of those times that you use the .22 to shoot your partner in the knee and make a hasty retreat.
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    It can and will be done, emergent situation makes things work. I went to school back in the 50's with a guy that fed his widowed mother and 5 sisters with elk. The only gun he owned was a single shot 22. He used Long Rifle solids and made one shot kills by shooting them in the eye as they moved under a ponderosa pine he had built a stand in not far from a natural salt lick. If you are threatened or hungry a lot of impossible things suddenly work!!
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    While a .22lr shot can drop big "targets" aka animals and humans... It still comes down to shoot what you can handle the best. I'm sure my marlin model 60 could handle its own, but I haven't shot it enough to trust my shooting with it. I couldn't hit a moving eye or ear with it unless I poked the barrel up to that bears head!

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    the best I can think of is there are cases of people in Africa being attacked by a lion and killing it successfully with a knife. they used the knife due to the fact that's what they had. I am sure not one of them would have chosen a knife over a gun if they could have. I do believe any pistol is better than no pistol but you should use something appropriate to the goal you are trying to achieve. to hunt bear with a 22 is just plain ignorant to defend from a bear attack with a 22 when all you have is basic survival 101. As far as pistol calibers go I would carry what I can get the most number of accurate shots off with. With my wife she can put 5 22 cc stingers in your eye in 1.5 seconds. With a 1911 45 its too heavy for her and under stress her shooting would go like 2 shots in same time ist hit the shoulder and second missed due to recoil.The 22 makes more sense because her confidence and accuracy are the most important is a stressed time.

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