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    Unhappy Beware all Bears!

    I've been hankering for a large bore DA/SA revolver for a while. Around these parts (my first choice) Smiths tend to run pretty dear. And since I like my Ruger revolvers, it didn't take much arm twisting to get me to bring this one home: Redhawk .44mag, 5.5 inch. That's a GP100 in the background.
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    Very nice! That would certainly annoy most any bear you'd ever come across, especially with some hot hard cast handloads... or Buffalo ore.

    Like the 5'5" barrel to get more velocity than the snubbies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Armybrat View Post
    Very nice! That would certainly annoy most any bear you'd ever come across, especially with some hot hard cast handloads... or Buffalo ore.

    Like the 5'5" barrel to get more velocity than the snubbies.
    Indeed...
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    That's a beauty. If your wanting Bear loads the Ruger is the way to go anyhow. I think they are stronger than the Smiths.

    I have a couple Single Action Rugers in 44 which I always carried hunting. Usually for signaling when I became lost which was frequently. But for bear if needed.
    When they legalized hand gun hunting here I entertained the idea of using the 44 if the right shot presented itself but I never could leave the rifle behind.

    I carried a 1911 when I bow hunted. Wasn't exactly legal but since I carry it daily and don't consider it a hunting hand gun I thought it was good for two leg varmints if necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bawanna View Post
    That's a beauty. If your wanting Bear loads the Ruger is the way to go anyhow. I think they are stronger than the Smiths.

    I have a couple Single Action Rugers in 44 which I always carried hunting. Usually for signaling when I became lost which was frequently. But for bear if needed.
    When they legalized hand gun hunting here I entertained the idea of using the 44 if the right shot presented itself but I never could leave the rifle behind.

    I carried a 1911 when I bow hunted. Wasn't exactly legal but since I carry it daily and don't consider it a hunting hand gun I thought it was good for two leg varmints if necessary.
    Thanks Colonel,

    There's debate about whether or not Rugers are indeed stronger (cast frame vs. forged). But for sure the Ruger cylinders are longer. Some of them bear loads will not even fit in a Smith.
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    My other brother in law, Mr. Notsobright, goes fishing in Alaska every year or so. He's got a story about being ashore within 20 yards of a bear. Now I wasn't there so I cannot speak to: brown bear, black bear, momma bear, poppa bear... but I can tell you I'd rather not be nekkid like he was. I guess he figgered he could out-run the wife (old joke I know).
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    A detective here goes up every other year or so with his dad and brothers.

    He's had pictures of bear very close to his brothers. He noted one time he saw his brother along a river bank and returned to fishing, when he turned again his brother was gone and there was a bear.

    They go to different areas every other year, one is kind of open country, the other is pretty thick. In the open area they bring a rifle or two and keep them semi handy, in the thick area they all carry hand guns since it's impossible to see very far.

    Sounds like a great time and they do catch some nice fish and plenty of them.
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    ^^^ I'll go someday if just for the scenery. A little fishin' won't hurt neither.
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    It's purdy..............................if anything else, it's a hell of a night stand gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berettabone View Post
    It's purdy..............................if anything else, it's a hell of a night stand gun.
    Especially iffn' a bear breaks into your home.

    Not a "fan" of large frame DA revolvers. I admire them, but they don't good fit my smaller hands. Single Actions work big bore much better/quite well for me, tho.
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