I have read several threads from people who say that the 45 Super is adequate in that application, but my own opinion is that if I anticipated encountering and needing to fire upon any bear in the wild, I would want to have this with me:On another note, would 45 super be adequate for black bear protection? Black bears are the largest bears I have encountered while in the woods.
That's not 45 Super. . . that's just +P. This is 45 Super:
If you're really going into bear country then the 45-70 is a wise choice...Yes, orfeo...that is quite a powerful gun indeed. The reason I ask is that me and my brother were hunting squirrels once, and a freaking blackie was within our area. MAN, we were sh*****in our selves with .22s and .17HMRs we were carryin' that day; never have we gone out without at least some sort of side-arm. We just did not know blackies were there. That got me thinking that I need some more oomph and firepower than a .45 ACP.
Thank you for your time.
Indeed, that rifle and these loads: Garrett Cartridges Inc. 45-70 Government Ammo, will inspire a fair amount of reassurance and confidence in anyone who settles in "bear country."Marlin 1895 GBL in 45-70 Govt. Large loop laminate : Lever Action Rifles at GunBroker.com
The Ruger on my hip at all times, and the Marlin always within easy reach.