Re: Recommended 44 mag ammo
I'm not going to say anything that hasn't already been said, but...
My dad told me a story when I was a kid of a guy who was going to Alaska and ask the guide if he should bring his .44 mag for the bears. The guide said, absolutely, bring the .44, just make sure to file off the front sight before you come. Why would I ever file off the front sight on the gun, he wondered? Well, the guide answers, "So it doesn't hurt so bad when the bear takes that gun away from you and shoves it up your ass."
This is a very old story--people have known what doesn't work on bears for a long time. Some years ago Guns and Ammo did a test and said the only thing that would matter is a 12 gauge with rifled slugs (buckshot is useless). Rifles are completely useless in most cases--they don't have the stopping power and you can't hit a charging grizz from 50 feet anyway (which they cover in literally 2 seconds).
Like Ard said...learn about bears, and have a can of bear spray that you've practiced using. Except for rare instances, guns don't do ****.