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Old 08-10-2015, 11:59 AM   #11
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I still prefer bear spray since the 500 is for inside the trailer only. (I do carry a .44 short barrel mag...as a final solution).
Many will say bear spray does not work, but from experience it will send a bear in the other direction. I don't hike without it in bear country.

I read about a study done in the mountains of CA. The bears would not attack joggers cause over the years they determined they were not a problem but might attack a hiker.
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Old 08-10-2015, 12:48 PM   #12
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I still prefer bear spray since the 500 is for inside the trailer only. (I do carry a .44 short barrel mag...as a final solution).
Many will say bear spray does not work, but from experience it will send a bear in the other direction. I don't hike without it in bear country.

I read about a study done in the mountains of CA. The bears would not attack joggers cause over the years they determined they were not a problem but might attack a hiker.
Wait a sec, moab...... You're going to use the 500 INSIDE your unit with the 600 grain slug you mentioned?? You want to blow the whole end of the coach out?? I thought you said you used the slug for potential bear problems when you go hiking???

I figure my 00 buck will do MAJOR damage to my coach should I ever have to fire it. But if saving my life, to hell with the coach.


Am I misreading your previous posts??

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I don't want to be next door if that slug is fired. I would think a 5-6 size shot would be a little safer and still do the job. Maybe even 7 or 9 shot.
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As I said, "I head up into Grizzly country" didn't say hiking, in bear country. I have a popup and bears are known (not common) to claw their way through the tent material; not hard to do I might say. So if one does, he will be sucking on a slug. Now bear spray in a confined area would be as bad for you as the bear.

Carrying a shotgun in bear country might be considered to be "hunting." But inside a camper; it is self-protection. A 44 mag is considered more or less self-protection when hiking. Just one of those things you have to watch out for.

And yes, it would be a deafening experience, in or out of the trailer. But losing one's hearing for a a while is better than becoming a snack for a bear.

As for the slug, it stays a slug pretty much all the way through. I have fired it into some dead trees in the BLM lands around Moab (legally I might add) and it makes a hole about an inch in diameter, and does not expand that much. You don't want them to expand like a JHP round.

I have had a few bears wonder through my campsites in the Shoshone NF at night. So far, none have done more than walk around.
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I don't want to be next door if that slug is fired. I would think a 5-6 size shot would be a little safer and still do the job. Maybe even 7 or 9 shot.
Most places where I camp in bear country, there is NO next door, short of a half mile away. And it will only be used as a last resort.

Only other alternative I would consider would be 00 ought.

In a campground where the next trailer is about 10 feet away, almost any round could be a problem. Even my .40 with JPHs would be a problem, and my .44 with 300gr Corbon Flat nose would be a big problem.
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Well back to the hilly site. We ( Bob and Genny) get moved to a nice flat site. Mike moved mountains ( maybe not mountains but ) and found us a couple of great level sites. Very happy and enjoying the rally.
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Well back to the hilly site. We ( Bob and Genny) get moved to a nice flat site. Mike moved mountains ( maybe not mountains but ) and found us a couple of great level sites. Very happy and enjoying the rally.

Now find out about our pooper problems, OK??



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Now find out about our pooper problems, OK??



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Not sure if we want to know about "pooper problems."
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This is a classic example of the difference between the US and Canada. You can in Grizzly territory in an RV and want to arm yourselves with Cannons. I used to tent camp and work in Grizzly territory and used nothing more than a flare pen and bear banger to keep the bears away. Yes .... believe it or not they are very effective. With smoke or flash flares they are also very useful for signalling.

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