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    Default .460 ammo for bear.....

    Heading to Alaska in July and bringing my .460V S&W. I wanted a few ammo recommendations for dangerous game protection (Bear). Also, If you are willing to give a recommendation, could you please let me know where I can buy such ammo. I assume I will just want until I get to Alaska to buy the ammo rather than trying to go through the hassle of transporting it in my luggage.

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    Jeff

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    Default Ammo transporting

    It is no trouble flying with your ammo. Your gun will be in a hard sided locked case. Your ammo can be in there with it or in your other baggage. Less chance of BS if it is in the original box although any box made to hold ammo is ok.
    I would use a 300 gr. or heavier jacketed soft point. Thats a heavy gun to pack around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigTex View Post
    I would use a 300 gr. or heavier jacketed soft point. Thats a heavy gun to pack around.
    Yea, but he saves weight on ammo only carries one bullet; Like Barney Fife LOL
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    I would use some hard cast bullets around 535 Grain .

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    The only reason that I figured I would buy the Ammo when I arrived in Alaska is because I would think The Gun shops up there may have a better selection for my intended purpose. Around here (Michigan) It is common to find a few different 200 gr. varities but that is pretty much it.. Where should I be looking to purchase the heavier stuff? Do the stores in Anchorage or the surrounding areas have a good variety? Would I be better off finding something on the internet? yes.. it is a big gun to pack around.. I did just order one of David Johnston's Guide choice holsters.. So I should be in good shape!!

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    Default .460 Ammo for Bear Self-Defense

    There are lots of stores in and around Anchorage where you can find a good selection of ammunition, though the selection is better in the .454 Casull than the .460 S&W, so if you are willing to use the Casull, you will not lack for choices.

    Go to http://www.acsyellowpages.com/ and access the phone book for Anchorage and Eagle River. Eagle River is only 10 miles (north) away from Anchorage.

    Mountain View Sports, Sportsmans Warehouse, Great Northern Guns carry a variety of ammo and if you email or call them, they can clue you into the custom ammo loaders around here where you can get some of Ranger Rick's Tyrannosaurus Thumpers and such.

    There are also a couple of ranges with public access where you can sight in your revolver for the different ammunition. Birchwood Shooting Park and the State-run range at Rabbit Creek.

    Good Luck and good fishing/hiking/whatever. Welcome to Alaska.

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    I just came from Sportsmans here in Fairbanks and they just got 4 boxes of .460's in.I did find out they recieve shipments every Tues and Thur,so this might help you.
    Also I went next door to Wal-Mart and they did not have any,so I asked the dude behind the counter and he said they dont even carry that calibre there.Daniel

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    Default corbon

    I would get corbon 395gr. hard cast . Velocity-1525 fps.- Energy 2040ft/lbs.

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    Thanks Guys!

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