Alaska man kills charging bear with assault rifle
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A trail south of Anchorage has been closed after a man killed a brown bear that charged him.Obviously, then, the correct caliber for bear is 5.45X39mm.
Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist Jessy Coltrane tells the Anchorage Daily News that an unidentified man came across the bear Sunday morning while hiking alone. He told Coltrane the bear charged him, and he fired 13 rounds from an AK-74 assault rifle he was carrying on his hike.
Honestly, I never would have thought one of the smaller calibers would do the job, but what it looks like is that the multiple shots didn't kill the bear instantly, but made him break off the charge and leave the area. He expired later, off scene. You know, the bear doesn't have to die right away; heck, it'd be a better story if the bear were later found still alive. It's stopping the attack that's critical; the smaller round was able to accomplish that only by rate of fire.
Please note this guy would have needed a magazine change had he been in NY...
That is all.