OO will piss a bear off just use slugs.A couple of slugs backed up with 00 buck!
+1 yep stagger your loads. 00, slug, 00, slug.A couple of slugs backed up with 00 buck!
I agree, that AOW would not be my first choice in bear defense.I think step one would be to get a shotty with a butt stock on it. Granted you may not have the time to properly shoulder a shotgun if an attack occurs, I'd certainly like the option...last thing I want is to have a bear coming at me, and me shooting from the hip.
Not a good idea. Buck shot may work on a smaller black bear but not on brown bear. You need bone crushing penetration. Pretty much every leo department uses Breneke slugs in Alaska for that purpose and they work well. I had to shoot a charging bear recently and I am glad I had Brenekes.+1 yep stagger your loads. 00, slug, 00, slug.
well i have shot slugs and 3\" full power turkey loads and 3\" magnum OO buck without having any problems. I am able to hold it eye level without hitting myself in the face.you need to get a real shotgun with a stock and use full power slugs. If you try them with your shotgun you will be sorry and your second shot will probably be a miss.