I have read of at least two other cases where grizzly bears were killed with .22 rifles.
posted on 02/15/2012 8:43:58 AM PST
Photo of Bella Twin and her world record grizzly.
posted on 02/15/2012 8:46:04 AM PST
Bears have very thick skulls. If you can get your bullet into the skull cavity (perhaps through the ear canal), it will just bounce around inside and turn the brain to soup.
posted on 02/15/2012 8:47:49 AM PST
(Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
I'm glad it killed the bear, however, That had to be a very sick feeling to realize that your life depended on a single shot 22, long at that!
posted on 02/15/2012 8:50:10 AM PST
(The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
Fu22y Wu22y was a bear...
posted on 02/15/2012 8:53:29 AM PST
by I see my hands
(The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
Amazing. I’d think that a .22 would just glance off their skull.
posted on 02/15/2012 9:04:24 AM PST
But the bear came much too close, and when the big boar was only a few yards away, Bella Twin shot him in the side of the head with a .22 Long cartridge.
Proving the old adage that shot placement is more important than caliber.
posted on 02/15/2012 9:07:24 AM PST
(Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
ALl I know is lots of people have been killed by .22s. Besides, when the SHTF I won’t be trying to protect myself from bears. Though I WILL be protecting myself from animals.
posted on 02/15/2012 9:23:24 AM PST
by Terry Mross
(Difference between a conservative / liberal-obvious. Difference between a rep and a dem? None)
I read a story about a guy in Africa in the early 1900s hunting Cape Buffalo. One charged him and he turned around to get his rifle from his trusty gun bearer only to find that the gun bearer was gone. The hunter climbed a nearby tree. The Buffalo waited for him to come down. The hunter had a 22 pistol with him with something like 60 rounds. He made a dummy out of his clothes and hung it down for the Buffalo to charge at. Every time the Buffalo went by, he put a 22 into it. Fired every last cartridge and the Buffalo stood there looking at him. The guy was in the tree all night. The Buffalo was gone next morning.
posted on 02/15/2012 9:28:46 AM PST
("A crack shot and a good dancer")
Benjamin Martin: Aim small, miss small.
From the Movie: The Patriot (2000)
posted on 02/15/2012 9:31:44 AM PST
("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
Pure serendipity. That bear was done in by what used to be known in some circles as a “golden BB.”
posted on 02/15/2012 9:31:44 AM PST
(WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
Rolf Voss of Surrey, British Columbia, had shot a caribou near Fort Nelson, in the north-central part of the province, and was carrying parts of the carcass back to his camp in wooded mountain country when a grizzly, perhaps smelling the meat, attacked him.
I frankly don’t know if this is true, but I have heard that the bears actually will come once they hear the shot. A dinner bell, if you will. I do know that once salmon fishing in Canada bears were known to follow fishing parties, and we were told that if you landed a salmon and you see a bear come towards you, you should politely STEP AWAY FROM THE FISH!
posted on 02/15/2012 9:34:48 AM PST
(Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
It took 60 rounds form a 22 to kill a black bear here in Colorado. I would not shoot a bear with a 22 because it might must make him mad and then what would I do?
posted on 02/15/2012 9:41:16 AM PST
(I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
Bella went up close and fired all of the cartridges she had, seven or eight .22 Longs, into the bears head.
Well, any thoughts a home invader might have of getting away from her house safely are pretty much slim and none........
posted on 02/15/2012 9:44:23 AM PST
by Hot Tabasco
(The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
1. I don’t have to outrun him—I just have to outrun you.
2. It’s not very sporting: This is why we should arm bears.
posted on 02/15/2012 10:39:28 AM PST
(Whitey-American: Taxed Enough Already)
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