gun for cougar

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by dayapp45, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. dayapp45

    dayapp45 New Member

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    Looking for recommendations for a sidearm to hunt cougar. Actually, protection from cougar while bow hunting for elk. Would like the smallest, lightest possible.
     
  2. Brad270

    Brad270 Active Member

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    My buddy has taken puddle jumper plane trips to go hunting with his bow where weight is a factor in what he can carry. He carries a titanium 44 mag revolver in case he runs into a bear he's not ready for. I believe S&W makes several calibers in titanium revolvers that would suffice. Titanium is light, strong and resistant to the elements. One thing though, because its so light the recoil is felt a lot so he doesn't go plinking with it, just an extremely light backup piece that can handle a lot of abuse.
     

  3. BrianB

    BrianB Well-Known Member

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    When I first saw the title of this thread I though someone was looking for a gun for an older lady who liked younger men.