Skip to main content
Advertisement

Is the 10mm Enough Gun for Bear Defense?

Is the 10mm Enough Gun for Bear Defense?
Three of the most practical bear back-up handgun cartridges available are: (from left) Buffalo Bore’s 10mm Auto 220-grain hard-cast load, Garrett’s .44 Magnum 310-grain hard-cast load, and Buffalo Bore’s .480 Ruger 330-grain Dangerous Game monometal load. All are non-expanding, deep-penetrating bullets with wide, flat noses.

Imagine you’re bowhunting caribou in Alaska. It’s early morning and you’re just finishing your morning constitutional behind the designated tree when a commotion and some unfriendly bear-like noises erupt from camp. Hitching your suspenders, you grab your sidearm from the nearby stump and bunny hop frantically toward camp as very human-like screams erupt.

A massive bear with frosted fur is lying across the wriggling body of your hunting partner, and you hear the chilling scrape of Ursus arctos horribilis canines on human skull.

A sound that is half prehistoric battle roar, half paralyzed shriek of terror involuntarily erupts from your throat as you raise...

Read The Full Story On Petersen's Hunting

Recommended Articles

Advertisement
Advertisement

Get the Newsletter. Get it all.

Subscribe today and get the latest reviews, tips, recipes and more.

Sign Me Up