Joe Owen: Great shot, EXCELLENT bear!
The 45 Colt out of a Ruger, Freedom Arms, or TC is a great round. If you
load it to its full capability out for those guns, it is actually far more
powerful and effective than a .44 Rem Mag. I shoot the 250gr XTPs running
about 1050-1100 fps out of my Vaquero 5 1/2". Deer hunting with it is a
If you're interested in the challenge, try taking a Ruger Old Army out
sometime. They are very effective. Velocities of 1000-1100 fps on a 240gr
lead flat nose are achievable with the right powder. It's a blackpowder
revolver (as I'm sure you know) so you would have to check your local game
laws to make sure it's legal.
If you're interested and have questions, give me a holler. I would be more
than happy to help!
P.S.: Some of these comments were absolutely hilarious (and sometimes
painful) to read! You dispelled most of the hypocrites very quickly and
with some class. Great job!
paulie 4x: Do you think a 1911 .45 acp would kill that bear, and how different was
your .45 colt compare to a .45 acp ? Thanx, great video, especially when
you went for your trophy, takes ball's dude.
Mark Pickett: resting your finger on the trigger... not a good idea. I understand it's
single action, just not a good habit. Nice shot though!!
TheUSAforever1: Enjoyed this hunt vid very much. Good shot on a pretty bear. Didn't look
like it went very far either.
LouisianaNative13: Good Kill for a pistol, I have a circuit judge and was interested in using
the 45 long colt to take deer out to 100 yards and closer. It is a slower
round so I wouldn't expect it to drop like if I was using a high powered
rifle. But I kind of like this round. A Lot of Thump.
MrPantone08: Love that pistol and caliber. Great clip man
MultiCiscocisco: waste of time stop being pussies and Hunt them down.what your doing is
PinkOld: Watching the slowmo again, I can see the exit hole, so that was exactly the
kind of shot placement and bullet performance you want.
Just curious, but did you eat him?
I've been told that black bear is pretty good if you know how to prepare
Leng Thor: HAHA!!! all these people talking about hunting and saying it's easy. To all
the people that say huntng is easy then why don't you try the first step
and go squirrel hunting. I bet you won't think it's so easy after you try
it. YES, pulling the trigger is easy but why act like the only thing a
hunter does is pull the trigger to make you non hunters feel like you are
What about the prep? You need to have knowledge of nature so you can find
the right location where the game you are after is, you need to know what
vegetation or animals your game eats and so much more. Hunters need to hunt
for many other things before they actually hunt for the animal. Hunters
don't just go out into the first patch of woods they see and kill anything
Do hunters slit the animals necks when it's still alive and let them bleed
out? Do hunters use hooks and hook a live animal through it's jaw and drag
it to relocate it to where it's going to get slaughtered? There are many
more terrible things slaughter houses do to animals to optain the meat you
guys buy from walmart.
Also how is buying meat from walmart so much harder then actually hunting
for it? You have to drive to the store and pick it up with your hands then
pay for it? WOW so hard to do. Most of you are to lazy to even walk a few
miles to walmart to buy your food, so don't even say stalking a animal for
days, walking 10-20 miles, sitting patiently and alert for hours on end,
and finally the hardest thing that happens alot to hunters is having to let
the first animal you see go because it is not big enough or not the right
gender when it took you days to months to actually find it.
Hunters let more animals live then they actually kill and at the same time
non hunters throw away more meat from leftovers then hunters actually gain
TheZombieburner: Good kill. Looks like a pretty good sized black bear.
derek whipple: nice shot
BJ Armstrong: Sweet, prolly snapped the spine. Didn't get far.
bigdogbuc: Right in the boiler room. Nice shot.
spiraluk: The bear was awesome.
Till you shot it.
Isiah Osborne: You hunt deer with the rifle .45 LC
cavediverjc: Good shot, btw. And ignore the idiots. Non-hunters rarely understand the
Mickey Authement: Nice shot and a clean kill. G R A T Z !
cavediverjc: I'm amazed at all the haters leaving comments. You know, the liberals
demand tolerance of their lifestyles, but they sure don't want to tolerate
ours. I don't leave negative video comments. Why, you ask? Because I only
watch videos on YouTube that interest me. I don't watch a bunch of hippies
smoking weed around a campfire telling foodstamp stories just so I can
leave a negative comment about their lifestyles. These haters need to grow
up and face reality.
johnson235: Join the Navy Seals and stalk men who shoot back. That's a real hunter and
a real man!
igorglouch: o btw nice video and good shooting!
Chris Bulovsky: Nice video and nice bear! I'd be a little chicken going through dense brush
after it with a revolver. But well done! I should draw my Wi tag this
year….It has been a long wait. Its funny but my unit is sick with bears and
yet I have to wait 7-8 years!
May I ask what bullets did you use as that .45 had a nice exit.
igorglouch: What kind load? Is it factory or handload?
RagnarTheSniper: why did you do that? now its dead.
PinkOld: Textbook shot.
I love my two .45 Colt guns capable of handling modern powerful loads:
Ruger Blackhawk 7.5" barrel and Marlin 1894 (the 20" round barrel, NOT the
I'll be taking the Marlin into the woods again in just over a week to see
if I can take my second deer ever.
Again, great shooting there.
pfettig77: I knew the shot would be close (less than 30 yards) so I knew I'd be able
to hit it and kill it easily with a handgun. I guess I just did it because
I thought it would be cool and unique - and it was. Not many people use a
rifle when bear hunting over bait piles because the shots are so close. You
could though. Most people around here use bow.
pfettig77: Uh oh, you spelled grizzly wrong. Spelling's hard. Don't feel bad.
pfettig77: See, this is why they shouldn't let kids on youtube. Why do you care what
kind of shape I'm in? This is when you know you have nothing else to argue.
Here's the bottom line, kid. You don't like bear hunting and you're not a
sportsman, so why don't you just stop watching bear hunting videos? There's
a real cute video with a little British kid who got bit on the finger by
his brother. By the way kid, the word is yeah. Yea is the word you use when
you're voting (i.e. yea or nay).
elchinomacachino: Don't listen to these anti-hunters, keep up the good hunting brother
nanimate: Didn't mean to harrass bro. I honestly couldn't care less if black bears
went extinct tommorrow. Im just curious, why not stalk the bear on foot, so
that there is an element of danger, surely that would be more exciting for
you and certainly for us.
pfettig77: I deleted the comment because it had a swear. you seem upset. It's going to
be ok. Why won't you agree to meet me? If you're a kid you can bring your
pfettig77: I thought about getting into a youtube debate with you, but those never
seem to avail much. I'll tell you what, if you live in the upper Midwest we
could meet somewhere and I'll buy you lunch (vegetarian if you like) and we
can discuss it like gentlemen. I would like to point, however, out that the
bear died about 10 seconds after being shot (you can hear it in the video).
Also, please don't swear in the comments anymore.
pfettig77: Oh, he felt the bullet alright. Also, if you're an atheist, then you're
definitely an evolutionist. If you're an evolutionist then you believe that
weak things have to die in order for species to continue evolving. If that
were not true, we'd still be monkeys, right? In fact, if animals had done
what you're doing (not eating other animals), then we'd still be in a
perpetual state of primordial ooze.
Electro: I tell you what, find a handgun that fires .45 colt buffalo bore+p ammo and
try to hold a pattern smaller than a dinner plate at 15 yards, when can do
that , try the handgun on a paper plate attached to a string being pulled
by someone at walking pace, then try it from a tree stand. If you have
never fired this powerhouse ammo from a handgun, you would assume using a
bow is more of a challenge. Instead of harassing this man for legal
hunting, go find your own hobby.
pfettig77: What is "full grown"? Do you know what that means? This bear was several
years old and of breeding age. It was well above the average size bear
killed in WI. My friend shot a 400 pound bear a week before this. By your
uninformed definition of "full grown" that wouldn't qualify because if it
had lived another year it would have been 450 pounds. Please try to learn
about a topic before you try to make comments.
Archangel: i don't know much about guns, but judging by the size of the bullet wound,
i can already tell that's a powerful gun.
pfettig77: Yeah. That's the only way I've ever known it so I don't think about it
much. Maybe it's in case you get into a foot chase with the DNR so they can
call your license plate number in.
bubdub762: and then i'd waste that damn squirrel...
pfettig77: I don't know the exact recipe (my dad loads them for me). The bullets were
300 grain XTP and they were moving at about 1100 fps. Most people say to
use hard cast on bears, but I figured anything with that kind of energy
would kill pretty quickly so I went with the XTP bullets.
Electro: See that big hunting license displayed across his back? If you don't like
it , write your congressman and leave this man alone. He is legal beagle
and has accomplished something many sportsman only dream of. It cost this
man lots of time and money to take that bear, it ain't free and its hard
work. Nothing is wasted at the end of the hunt, everything is eaten and
most of the time it cost thousands of dollars if you hunt with guided
pfettig77: I was serious about meeting up with you for lunch. My treat. I think there
are a lot of things you could learn.
pfettig77: I'll answer your question if you answer mine. Why do you look up and watch
bear hunting videos if you disapprove of them? I killed it because I wanted
to eat it and because I enjoy hunting.
TheAbsintheReviewNet: I have news for you. Plants are living things too. They are killed prior to
you chopping up their dead carcass and eating them.
pfettig77: Thanks! I hope we can continue to carry guns like this...
pfettig77: I think a lot of people just assume. They assume since a handgun is
inherently less powerful than a rifle, it won't kill an animal as quickly.
Most people don't know much about how any of this actually works, so they
just take a guess that it's less effective - and then they actually get mad
about it, not knowing if it's actually true.
split29445: I know nothing about bear hunting. Why do you use a pistol vs a rifle?
pfettig77: You said "If your (I assume you meant "you're") going to take an animals
life, instead of thinking of a "unique" way of killing, think of the most
humane. A high powered rifle at that." You didn't say anything about shot
placement, just that I should have used a rifle. So which is it?
pfettig77: If you hunted, you'd know that most hunters consider it unethical to shoot
an animal in the head. If it's a bad shot you could blow the animal's lower
jaw off and then it'll die a long painful death of starvation.
vuilestinkerd00: i want people to hunt only on dangerous animals not rabbits and stuff its
so depressing to see a dead deer or something and then people say yeah good
backwoodsB.S.: coming from the person who buys meat from the store