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Walter asked in SportsOther - Sports · 4 years ago

Tommy gun vs Grizzly bear?

Full auto 100 rd drum

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  • Dennis
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    4 years ago
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    Odds are the bear will either attack you from anger after being hit a dozen times and then run off to bleed to death.

    The 45 acp has about 400 ft lbs of energy, not enough to penetrate deeply through thick hide, thick muscles and large bones to reach the vitals. Even some rifles with over 1000 ft lbs of energy have failed to do that. Experianced bear hunters use rifles with over 2,800 to over 3,000 ft lbs of energy and even then some bears have taken numerous hits and kept on going. The 45 acp from a pistol failed to stop a 200 lb black bear after being hit with two full magazines. And black bears aren’t near as tough as a grizzly.

    So it would be a foolish thing to try. There was a big brown bear killed up here in Alaska they found all sorts of bullet just under its hide that had been there for years. Among those bullets were 9mm, 45 colt, .45 acp, 44 special and .357 mag pistol rounds. That bear survived being hit many times by those handguns and went on with it life. So Odds are you will only make it very mad and wound it. Now Id bet that tommy gun would kill a small black bear with no problem. But not his big bro the Griz.

  • Give it a week to die.

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