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Old 09-28-2012, 06:45 AM   #226
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I doubt I will ever need a handgun for bear. I don't hunt predators, and the case where a bear attacks a human is just plain rare. Feral dogs yeah. Feral pigs - maybe (I would like to hunt feral pigs someday).
When I was in college I was home for a long weekend one fall and decided to try coyote hunting. I borrowed my dad's coyote call (sounded like a wounded/dying rabbit, supposedly) and a rifle and headed out to a remote area. I found a spot on a hillside with a big bush behind me, overlooking a large meadow area. I shoved myself back into the bush, facing outward, and began blowing the call. After about an hour of that I decided nothing was coming around, so I stood up to stretch my legs and move onto some other location, and heard a crashing bawling noise. It was a black bear that had snuck up behind the bush and was sniffing around about 20 feet behind me. I had not heard his approach. I don't know who was more frightened, I yelled and he took off. Damned glad that wasn't a griz.
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:32 AM   #227
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When I was in college I was home for a long weekend one fall and decided to try coyote hunting. I borrowed my dad's coyote call (sounded like a wounded/dying rabbit, supposedly) and a rifle and headed out to a remote area. I found a spot on a hillside with a big bush behind me, overlooking a large meadow area. I shoved myself back into the bush, facing outward, and began blowing the call. After about an hour of that I decided nothing was coming around, so I stood up to stretch my legs and move onto some other location, and heard a crashing bawling noise. It was a black bear that had snuck up behind the bush and was sniffing around about 20 feet behind me. I had not heard his approach. I don't know who was more frightened, I yelled and he took off. Damned glad that wasn't a griz.
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:47 AM   #228
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Cover your six.
Put these on your backpack.



It's the only way to be sure.
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:57 AM   #229
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Good gun - I own one. I suggest you try one first - and without the wood grips (they come with rubber grips).
I have and was very impressed, shot 50 special then various Mag rounds and despite the lack of weight it was very well behaved. Not the impact on the hand / wrist that I was expecting special loads felt easier than .357
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:52 AM   #230
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Cover your six.
Yup. I do now. That was a great learning experience.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:59 PM   #231
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Ok, I know handguns aren't legal (for the most part) in Canada.

But what about RPG's?
They're legal at the range. Out in the bush? Total no, no. Otherwise, I just carry my Super Blackhawk. Love that gun!
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:32 PM   #232
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A friend brought this by a couple of days ago.
M14 clone in 7.62x51 with a sage ebr stock. It fits in this eagle day pack.
Perfect for hiking. A little slow to pull it out of the pack but everthing else makes up for it. Perfect for bear defence.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:17 PM   #233
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A friend brought this by a couple of days ago.
M14 clone in 7.62x51 with a sage ebr stock. It fits in this eagle day pack.
Perfect for hiking. A little slow to pull it out of the pack but everthing else makes up for it. Perfect for bear defence.
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Perfect for hiking. A little slow to pull it out of the pack but everthing else makes up for it. Perfect for bear defence.
I'm thinking that neither you, nor your friend, know anything about bear defense, or have even ever been surprised by a bear. (sorta hard to believe since you're in Calgary... but...)



I've seen some bad ideas before, and been around people brainwashed by having firearms, but this packed-away monstrosity about takes the cake. I don't know which is more comical... the weight of it, the numbers of ways it will get hung upon trying to pull it out fast, or that it's a packed-away bear gun to begin with.
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:10 AM   #234
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i think what he's trying to say is, you'll never get it out in time.

wont even get time to touch the rifle before youre being digested.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:47 AM   #235
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Bear!

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Old 10-06-2012, 08:23 AM   #236
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A friend brought this by a couple of days ago.
M14 clone in 7.62x51 with a sage ebr stock. It fits in this eagle day pack.
Perfect for hiking. A little slow to pull it out of the pack but everthing else makes up for it. Perfect for bear defence.
Swat team wannabee. Gebus.

I hope your friend only hikes in open country where he can see the griz from about a half mile. Snaps, zippers, magazine, scope covers and all that dangly shit? Christ, might as well call in an air strike, it will get there faster.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:39 AM   #237
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Swat team wannabee. Gebus.

I hope your friend only hikes in open country where he can see the griz from about a half mile. Snaps, zippers, magazine, scope covers and all that dangly shit? Christ, might as well call in an air strike, it will get there faster.
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:45 AM   #238
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Swat team wannabee. Gebus.

I hope your friend only hikes in open country where he can see the griz from about a half mile. Snaps, zippers, magazine, scope covers and all that dangly shit? Christ, might as well call in an air strike, it will get there faster.

or maybe just a really good troll
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