Re: Recommended 44 mag ammo
I float and fish in the AK wilderness every year. I bring a 44 along and bear spray. Frankly, I'm not a big believer in my ability to slow down or stop a charging bear by shooting it with a 44. However, I will say that the considerable sound made by a 44 can disuade a bear - I know this from personal experience when I got in a pretty dicey situation that was neither my fault nor the mom and cubs' fault.
That being said, if given a choice between bear spray and a 44, I'd take the spray. The spray covers a heck of a lot more area than a bullet - especially when you're shaking like hell.