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I always enjoy the “bear gun” threads. They pop up every year or so. So far in this thread I have seen no jokes about taking a .22 or a revolver with the front sight filed down.

I have a S&W Performance Center 629 w/2.6” barrel. There are no Alaskan hunting or fishing trips in my foreseeable future so I am fine with this. If I felt I needed more than this I would take a rifle.


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My guess is that the recoil from the 500 is just too much to allow any resonable attempt at a follow up shot or shots. Follow up shots with a full house .44 Magnum are no piece of cake...let alone with the heroic recoil from the 500. Rod


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