Wisconsin Black Bear Hunting With .45 Colt Handgun

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Brent Hall: Ignore the haters. The people who think it was not real hunting buy meat from someone else's killing. The "go hunt man" comments are from folks that aint right in the head. The people I know that I suspect killed in the wars would not talk about it, and surely would not post it on YT.

Sean Nishan: that bad killing bear you will get karma someday

Derek LaRose: and people say 45 acp isn't sufficient. maybe a little slower in a 3-5 inch barrel but for defense. I'll carry my 45 instead of 9.

Paul Mendoza: Love a hot 45 Colt cartridge. Even 130 years ago it was a formidable round when used at alot lower pressures with black powder. Those before us used those 45's with great effect on even larger game.

I laugh at these people who value animal life over humans. They don't understand the first thing about putting food on the table and animal population control. They would be dead without supermarkets and would wonder why local eco systems are in shambles with over runs of animal populations.

We are humans. God gave us dominion. Go tell a native American that it's wrong to hunt and that we must eat only what is provided for us.

Armahx: Looks little more than a cub.

黃宇豪: well bad though

Ethan Carlson: Between me and my brother, we've killed and eaten over a dozen black bears.  So I can relate to your video on a visceral level.  All my kills have been made with a 30 caliber rifle, but my brother has taken three with Ruger Bisley a revolver in 45 Colt.  He turned me on to his revolver this weekend when I visited him for some target shooting.  Now I'm on the prowl for a Ruger Bisley stainless 5.5" in 45 Colt.  My bro' loads 335 gr. Lead Head bullets at 1260 fps out of his 5.5" gun.  Believe me, it kicks like a mule!  I'm built very light, so I had a hard time controlling the recoil, and I need to learn better technique.  But I hope to take my next bear with a 45 Colt.  Thanks for the excellent video in every way!  Have you ever smoked and cured a bear ham?  It's better than corned beef!!!

Dustin Artrip: What kind of 45lc were you using? I bought a Taurus judge to carry while fishing and camping. Wondering which load i should choose

BFerry10: The hard cast loads are a good choice for hunting larger game like bear. You will almost always get an exit hole with the heavy 45 Colt and 44 magnum loads. This can leave a good blood trail to follow.

lifted0422: after reading some of these comments on here people obviously have never hunted.one guy saying jump out of the tree and kill the bear with a knife wtf great hunt man


paco ochoa: nothing like putting a black bear down on 4 feet with one shot of 300 win mag. i know hunting a bear with handgun makes you feel good but shot placement is harder and the animal can suffer longer.

Robert Loera: As a Iraq Inf war vet meaning I'm not anti gun or a democratic, they really should outlaw tree stands. IMO bear hunting should only be legal with a bow or knife! Sorry, but once you hunt Man, this is just boring and cruel

pclose9: We have to hunt or there would be an wild animal overpopulation and they would be running out into busy highways. 

pclose9: Hey did you get a pass through? Nice shot!

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 it.

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 great experience.

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!

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!!

pfettig77: Thanks brother.
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