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Old 07-16-2018, 12:55 AM   #1
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I'm looking for a good round for my 9 to use as a bear gun while bow hunting CO. I don't want to buy another gun, I want a sufficient ammo. Anyone have experience with Buffalo Bore? What I read looks pretty impressive.
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I shoot it in my 10mm and it's rowdy.

I have not killed anything with it(missed).
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9mm for bear? Interesting.
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Check this out. https://www.buffalobore.com/index.ph...t_detail&p=388
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In my limited bear shooting experience, I think any 9mm +p hollow point will suffice...

...in pissing the bear off enough to climb the tree and maul you.

I'd go buy a cheapo Taurus wheel gun in .44mag, but that's me.

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9mm is wholly insufficient for realistic bear defense.
Minimum .357 180gr hardcast.
.44 mag is better.


Sure 9mm has worked, so has a .22lr, don't be a damned fool, better yet don't be a dead fool.
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yeah a 9mm is way to light for bear, 357 at minimum and a 44 to start with. Borrow a gun, at least a 45 and use solid tips as a hollow point will not penetrate well in all that fur of a bear.
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I'm looking for a good round for my 9 to use as a bear gun while bow hunting CO. I don't want to buy another gun, I want a sufficient ammo. Anyone have experience with Buffalo Bore? What I read looks pretty impressive.
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Wouldnt do a 9....gotta have more backbone. Find someone with a SW 500 and see ifin you can borrow it...
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