45acp ammo for black bear defense

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  1. Jun 17, 2007 #1
    fleshatomb@yahoo.com

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    Im looking for a good 45acp +p Full Metal Jacket ammo for defense against black bears if the day would ever come.

    yes, i know, 44mag is the least you would want, but until I can afford a 44mag or .500 mag my 45 is the only hand gun I have. I live in WV and we just have black bears here, i dont think they get too big. Im not worried about hunting/hiking and running into a bear. its running into a momma bear and her cubs. Especially in the area i like to trout fish.

    So, what load would you recommend for my XD 45 service? Only thing I have found is buffalo bore 45acp +P ammo (230 gr. FMJFN @ 950 fps (461 ft. lbs.) I see they also have this '45 super' but after searching here it doesnt seem to be very practicle and you need a conversion and all this other stuff.

    any info is appreciated.

     
  2. Jun 17, 2007 #2
    spamlovr

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    I advise you find other ways to avoid bears or deal with them in a close encounter if all you have is a .45ACP.

    That said, you want a bullet that will penetrate as deeply as possible, which means the heaviest FMJ's you can get. A lot of them.

    But, all your really gonna do is piss off a bear.
     
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    robinsre

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    Less expensive, and more effective than a .44 magnum would be a good 12 guage shotgun loaded with slugs.
     
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    ArmyGuy45

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    im pretty sure if you let the bear get close enough.. to wear you can shoot it in the eyes/nose... that should work:)
     
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    Thanks bree for giving me some ammo to check out. I really wish cor-bon had a FMJ +p though.

    I think a 45acp would work fine for the bear in my state. if i lived in alaska, i would definantly carry a 12 gauge with alternating loads of 00 buckshot and slugs. And i would much rather have 14 rounds of 45 acp with less recoil then 6 rounds of 44mag with lots more recoil which takes more time to line up your target. maybe thats me. i really doubt all a 45acp would do is piss off a bear unless you just totally missed or had all bad shots.
     
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    ArmyGuy45

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    try this.. it might work
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    the_gunman1

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    The Buffalo +P FMJFN would not be to bad as far as a .45 goes. I must agree with the shotgun Idea though.;)
     
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    That's funny right there! :lol::lol::lol:
     

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