My son is going to be working on a commercial fish set net site in PWS this summer. Last year, camp was harrassed by multiple black bears. They had a 12 guage, but frequently the crew is pretty spread out or someone goes off for a hike in the woods in their free time. So, I'm looking at the safe and don't see anything that I want knocked around near saltwater, boats, cabins, sand, etc. -- except an old 30-30, model 94.
This wouldn't be for hunting, just for use in a DLP case a blackie won't back off or gets aggressive. I know there are bigger/better boomers out there -- but will it do the job at short range? Load suggestions?
Or do I need to provide an "economic stimulus" for a local gun shop? (In the best case, maybe I go shopping and send him off with the 30-30 )