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    https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/...iRes/41185.jpg Go with the stainless model. Marlin Guide gun in 45/70 imo.
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    Went to the zoo yesterday and checked the bears out. They had a grizzly, and a Kodiak. Didn't see anything that 7.62x39 couldn't stop. I honestly thought they'd be bigger! The only bear that I'd want a bigger gun for was the polar bear.

    On the way back, I picked up the wood for the 2 holer for the poop tent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt Nemo View Post
    No, that's exactly what you need! Keeping the bullet in the animal transfers maximum energy to target. Mass damage is what's going to stop the bear, not over penetration. The damage with 8M3 is great enough that a limb shot would immobilize that body part. The 7.62x39 also has the same power as the .44 magnum at 1600 ftlbs. And I am not looking at a 1 shot kill on an attacking bear, I'm looking at dumping the entire magazine into it until it drops. And if I had full auto, I'd use it!

    Your plan is valid presuming you would have the time necessary to unload a full mag into a charging and pissed off bear. Unfortunately, you dont get to plan the way these things will play out.
    The is a bear that was making a pest of himself the last time I was in AK... One shot, one kill

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    I'm not too worried as we're above the treeline and will more than likely see the bear before it becomes a surprise problem. I think the biggest problem might be wolves going after the sheep, as there's a well worn game trail in the aerial photos that's not too far away from camp. I've dealt with a pack of wolf hybrids before.

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    I’m jealous of your journey. I hope to do the same in a few summers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt Nemo View Post
    Went to the zoo yesterday and checked the bears out. They had a grizzly, and a Kodiak. Didn't see anything that 7.62x39 couldn't stop. I honestly thought they'd be bigger! The only bear that I'd want a bigger gun for was the polar bear.

    On the way back, I picked up the wood for the 2 holer for the poop tent.
    The zoo... uh, not a great place to see what a pissed off bear looks like. If your in the area of hatchers pass you are not remote. I know of no one who hunts with an AK in AK. To think its good bear protection shows a bit about yourself. As well as you are planning for this trip I would think you might take the advice of others here that are trying to help keep you from becoming a pile of scat on the mountain side lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akflyer View Post
    The zoo... uh, not a great place to see what a pissed off bear looks like. If your in the area of hatchers pass you are not remote. I know of no one who hunts with an AK in AK. To think its good bear protection shows a bit about yourself. As well as you are planning for this trip I would think you might take the advice of others here that are trying to help keep you from becoming a pile of scat on the mountain side lol.
    .Leave him be if he wonít listen. Itís evolution in action...
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinInColorado View Post
    .Leave him be if he wonít listen. Itís evolution in action...

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    We never had a problem with bears in that area and we camped a lot up there being that it was close to the house outside Wasilla.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akflyer View Post
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    Now that's funny!
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