Question: What Gun Will Kill A Grizzly?

338 magnums (Win Mag, Lapua, Ultra Mag) are also known bear-killers.

Any of the African game cartridges (.

458 Winchester, .

416 Rigby, etc.) will also dispense with a grizzly as well.

What gun can kill a grizzly bear?

While some folks claim the . 44 Magnum is the minimum for charging bears, many others have opted for a Glock 20 in 10mm Auto and, interestingly enough, passed right by the . 357 S&W Magnum. Several folks have even successfully killed bears with a 9mm.

Can you kill a grizzly with a 9mm?

To stop black bears, all you have to do is hurt them; you do not need to kill them. Almost any center fire handgun cartridge will dissuade a black bear if you hit them well with it. I prefer a more powerful/bigger cartridge, but the 9MM will get it done, even on grizzlies, if you take their brain.

Can a 44 magnum kill a grizzly bear?

Bears, including grizzlies, have been killed with 22 long rifles. The 44 magnum is almost unspeakably more powerful than the 22 rimfire, so of course it will kill a bear.

Will Buckshot kill a grizzly bear?

At close range, 12 gauge shotgun slug will kill just about any animal that ever walked the Earth. 12 gauge pump shotguns are preferred bear defense guns by many knowledgeable people living in areas with high grizzly densities. They are definitely adequate grizzly defense guns.

Will a 12 gauge slug stop a grizzly bear?

At close range, 12 gauge shotgun slug will kill just about any animal that ever walked the Earth. This may be a slight exaggeration. 12 gauge pump shotguns are preferred bear defense guns by many knowledgeable people living in areas with high grizzly densities. They are definitely adequate grizzly defense guns.

Where do you aim on a bear?

Bear Vitals: The ideal double lung vital shot to take is when a bear is broadside with his closest foreleg moved forward so you can follow the back of that leg up and aim between ⅓ and ⅔ of the chest cavity, slightly behind the line of the leg.

Will a 450 Bushmaster kill a grizzly?

450 does a great deal right. It’s capable of handling huge bullets over 350 grains, has a . 308 case head, making it just a barrel swap on most . 308 rifles, and is easily able to kill all North American game with the right bullets, up to and including grizzly.

Will a 357 magnum kill a grizzly bear?

357 Magnum or other similar-caliber load, a well-placed shot with a good bullet will certainly kill a bear, but it’s not recommended. Wayne Bosowicz carried a Colt Python . 357 Magnum revolver for years as his bear gun.

Can an AR 15 kill a grizzly bear?

Absolutely… You see the only place a fully automatic AR-15 assault rifle exists is in fantasy land and there you can even kill an 1800 pound grizzly bear with a slingshot and some mushed peas. Even with a large hunting round it took over five shots to kill the bear.

How powerful is a 44 Magnum?

44 Magnum had both the energy and speed gun owners wanted. It delivered 767 foot pounds of energy against targets, and at 1,200 feet per second achieved supersonic speed.

Can a 45 kill a grizzly bear?

There was one use of a . 45 Super pistol. It was successful. The grizzly bear was killed with one shot.

Will 45 ACP stop a bear?

45 ACP will work just fine for bear defense; most other firearms do too. It should do just fine in stopping a bear, probably with one well aimed shot. However an M-1911 is not the weapon for a distance shot. You probably could not hit it if it was further than 20 away.

Will a 12 gauge slug kill an elephant?

For example, you could certainly kill an elephant with a 12 gauge slug, or a . 223, if you put one in an eye, or an ear, or another vulnerable spot, from a few feet or yards away. And even if it takes hours, or even days, to die, the animal is still dead.

Will 00 buckshot kill a human?

With birdshot, the attacker may well be fatally wounded, but in the many minutes or hours it takes before the attacker succumbs to their wounds, they still can kill you or a loved one. That is why I generally recommend at least 00 buckshot for self defense, when using a shotgun.

Will 00 buckshot stop a bear?

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Also, their first round is generally 00 buckshot, followed by slugs. Their reasoning is the 00 buck will not kill the bear, hopefully it will hurt it enough to turn it away from charging. If the 00 buck doesn’t turn the bear, the 12ga slugs will kill it.

Can an AK 47 kill a bear?

An AK-47 chambered in 7.62 by 39 is ok for Bear defense but the only way you’re going to be able to kill it immediately or put it down immediately is putting multiple rounds through it.

Can a 12 gauge stop a bear?

Can a 12 gauge shotgun kill a bear? Yes, especially a smaller animal like a black bear, although it would probably do the job against a brown bear, a grizzly or even a Kodiak bear. Bears can be extremely dangerous, especially when wounded, and they are likely to charge you rather than fleeing when they are shot.

Will a 410 slug kill a bear?

410 slugs and similar performing rounds in BP cartridge days but it is a lot different hunting and shooting the bear in the vitals than taking a fast shot end on at a charging bear. And it is unlikely you would shoot unless the bear was charging.