She shot it through the ear from around 30 feet. They were small game hunting when the grizzly came up. She was afraid It had gotten her scent and took the shot. It was a tough but calculated decision as well as a great shot, as in the ear and into the brain is the only place a 22 caliber could drop a grizzly.
I seem to remember a case up north, where a guy was treed by a grizzly just when it was turning dark. Trying to drive it off, he shot at it with a .22 revolver. It fell over on its back - he said No Way, and stayed in the tree all night. In the morning he checked, and it was dead. I think the slug entered through an eye and into the brain.ReplyDelete
There is no replacement for shot placement...ReplyDelete
I would have crapped my pants, then the griz would have definitely got my scent...ReplyDelete
the box reads like a condom advert if you've a particular bent of mind.ReplyDelete
Now THAT'S funny....but hey, I thought this comment section was moderated! I've been holding my tongue for WAY too long.Delete
She shot the bear one time in the side of the head, and the bear dropped. She started with 11 shells, she said she shot it 10 more times in the same place so it would not get up.ReplyDelete
Not even a .22 Long Rifle! A .22 Long! A formidable woman, indeed!ReplyDelete
Better that than a kitchen knife.ReplyDelete
I get a lot of ribbing for my Buckmark at the range; I keep telling the guys the “pros” use .22. Gonna print this off and post it on the bulletin board. 😆ReplyDelete
I'd seen Bella's feat somewhere's else sometime ago and did some looking around. Can't find the link for it currently so I guess I'll have to say "anecdotally" I seem to recall FBI statistics 'report more people are killed by .22 than by any other caliber'
JK of Arkansas
Shoot bear, change shorts.ReplyDelete